Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


December 6, 2012


100 Years Ago — Dec. 6, 1912

Austin Huggins, dairyman at William M. Wood’s farm, is recovering from a long illness.

The Punchard Hight School football team has elected Lester Abbott of the class of ‘14, captain for 1913. He played a fine game at left tackle for Punchard this season.

Miss Dorothy Jealous, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan Jealous, is recovering from a severe cut on the chin received in a recent accident.

Albert Ruhl and Charles Sanderson of the Andover Press visited the Kodak Club show in Boston last evening.

The number of books issued at Memorial Hall library for home during November was 2,863.

The A.E.C. club, an organization composed of local young ladies, will conduct a dance in the town hall this evening. Music will be furnished by the Columbian orchestra.

75 Years Ago — Dec. 3, 1937

The town hall will be a gay and joyous place next Thursday and Friday when the Christ Church bazaar will be held. The decorations are in the capable hands of Miss Alice Jenkins and while just at present only bare leafless trees proclaim the winter season, inside the town hall one will be reminded that winter and Christmas are on their way. The decorations will be Christmas trees against the snow, and the color and charm of the laden tables will add to the attractiveness of the scene.

At a joint meeting of the Board of Public Works, the finance committee and the selectmen last night it was decided to give most of the regular employees of the Public Works Department two days of work a week for the remainder of the year out of snow appropriation.

Some of the fifty motorists stopped by registry officials for excessive speed in a trap on South Main Street on Tuesday afternoon will lose their licenses temporarily, if Registrar Frank Goodwin follows the recommendations of the local staff.

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