Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 4, 2013

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago April 4, 1913

Buchan & Francis’ men were kept busy nearly all day Wednesday packing clothing for the Dayton flood sufferers. Seven large packing cases full of all kinds of wearing apparel, donated by the boys of Phillips Academy were gotten off by express to the stricken city. The boys handled this matter with the fine spirit that is the chief characteristic of the school.

On next Monday evening, April 7, the fifth annual ball of the Andover Club will be held in the town hall. Complete arrangements for the event have been made by the committee in charge and from present indications it looks as though this would eclipse any that has been held by the club in past years.

James Saunders completed his duties as janitor of the town house on Monday night, March 31. It marked the close of 11 years’ of service during which time his care and attention to the matters coming within his jurisdiction have been appreciated by all who have had dealings with him. The new janitor, George W. Mears, assumed his duties on Tuesday morning.

75 Years Ago April 1, 1938

Andover’s welfare expenditures are again mounting and this week they reached what officials believe to be an all-time peak. They were amounting to about $3,300 monthly in January, but the start of the unemployment compensation checks brought temporary relief.

Red tags have been very much in vogue on Main Street the last week, with the local police department waging an intensive drive on angular parking. The red tags are merely warnings, with the stubs filed at the police station to be used in the event of a second offence.

A bakery sale is to be held in the vacant store of the Musgrove Building tomorrow morning by the Sacred Heart sodality, for the benefit of St. Augustine’s school.

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