100 Years Ago—Oct. 25, 1912
A soda fountain is being installed in the fruit store of P. Simeone and Company.
Mrs. R. Nichol of 8 Cuba St. and Mrs. W. Mackenzie of 94 North Main St. enjoyed Wednesday in Boston, visiting the Electric Show and other places.
A man who claimed he was a native of Andover, was arrested by the local police on Saturday night for drunkenness. He was given a hearing on Monday afternoon and fined a small sum.
The Andover firemen are engaged in perfecting their plans for their annual ball on Thanksgiving eve. The usual large attendance and enjoyable evening is anticipated.
One of the sights of the town for the past month has been the half-acre of white asters blooming in rare profusion on the grounds of Brooks F. Holt in Scotland district.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 22, 1937
Andover’s merchants, under the sponsorship of the merchants’ committee of the Andover Service club, are holding a Harvest Sale on Monday and Tuesday of next week, with many of them offering special bargains and some announcing a straight 10 or even 20 percent cash discount of all purchases made those two days.
The October meeting of the Greater Lawrence Christian Endeavor societies was held last Sunday afternoon in the Free church. Rev. Julius Mitchell, pastor of the Third Baptist church of Lawrence led the devotional meeting. Misses Ruth and Martha Henning of Lawrence sang a duet.
The Andover Guild will open for the season Nov. 1. Registration will continue throughout the week.
Mrs. Donald Laurie was installed as noble grand for the local Rebekah lodge on Monday evening, with District Deputy President Miss Lottie Pettingill and Deputy Marshal Miss Louise Hurt and staff of Lynn in charge.
50 Years Ago—Oct. 25, 1962
A special, commemorative edition will be found in this week’s Townsman—in celebration of the newspaper’s 75th birthday.