100 Years Ago
Jan. 23, 1914
A surprise party was tendered to Harold Paine of Bartlet Street last week when several of his school friends gathered at his home and presented him with a fine “Flexible Flyer.” Games were enjoyed and bountiful refreshments served. Those present were Leo Daley, Henry Pomeroy, Robert Donaldson, Henry Carse, Howard Dunnells, Charles and William Dalton, William Goldstein and Harold Paine.
A fire broke out late Monday afternoon at the home of Henry W. Barnard on High Street, when some fat caught fire in the kitchen and threatened a serious blaze. The auto chemical quickly responded to the alarm and speedily had the fire under control. The resulting damage was slight.
75 Years Ago
Jan. 19, 1939
Selectman Roy E. Hardy — a co-filer with Sen. Babcock of a bill that would release the gas funds returned to municipalities last fall (of which $13,600 came to Andover, for use on maintenance and Chapter 90 projects) for more generous purposes than those interpreted by Attorney General Dever — yesterday attended a hearing on the bill and one filed by Boston’s Mayor Tobin to accomplish the same purposes.
The winners of the Goldsmith Prize-Speaking Contest Friday were Marjorie Higgins, senior, and Robert Costello, sophomore. The other contestants were Arthur Brindle, senior; Alda Grieco and Lester Alleruzo, juniors; and Doris Bourdelais, sophomore. Miss Mary Byers Smith, Thaxter Eaton and Rev. Donald H. Savage were the judges.
50 Years Ago
Jan. 23, 1964
Work has begun on the construction of the Andover Gospel Chapel at the corner of Lowell Street and Wild Rose Drive. The new church and connected Fellowship Hall are being built by Wynwood Associates. Building Inspector Arthur Peatman said a value of $70,000 was placed on the construction phase that is now being undertaken.
“General Excellence — First Place.” The Andover Townsman received the coveted award last weekend during the winter meeting of the New England Weekly Newspaper Association. The Townsman also won three other prizes at the contest.