Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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April 4, 2013

All Those Years Ago

(Continued)

Something unusual in church events, a “Sample Bazaar,” will take place here tomorrow when the Women’s Union of the Baptist Church will sell bags full of samples at a bazaar to be held from 3 to 7 in the vestry. From 5 to 7 a baked bean supper will be served. The Union has secured hundreds of samples from nationally known concerns. These will be placed in shopping bags and sold for a very moderate price. Local merchants are also cooperating.

50 Years Ago April 4, 1963

Junior High Principal William E. Hart was placed on tenure by the School Committee Tuesday night, in recognition of “outstanding performance.” His election came a year earlier than would normally be the case.

Many people look upon pigeons as a nuisance but to others, raising pigeons is a fascinating hobby. Craig Easton, 36 Walnut Ave., is an expert in this field. So many pigeon fanciers come to see his prize specimens, it is not uncommon to see license plates on cars from all parts of the country parked outside his home. [Note: a photo caption with the story read as follows.] Craig Easton of Walnut Avenue sits in his backyard and holds one of his prize pigeons, a winner in events from 100 to 600 miles. She flew the 600-mile course in just over 13 hours, for a speed of about 45 mph.

The captains for next year’s athletic teams at Andover High School have been announced recently by the various coaches. James Brent and Edward Seero will be the football co-captains for the coming year. Leonard Sheehan and Edward Parker will head the cross country teams. The gymnastics team will have Dennis Lyons and Sebastian Cataudella as co-captains. Hugh Emerson will be the captain of the basketball team.

Photo caption: Queen’s Court—Queen Wendy Williams is surrounded by the All-Sports Queens court, during the recent Varsity Club dance at the High School. The girls are Mary Passanisi, Mary Jane Anderson, Miss Williams, Judith Sullivan and Catherine Wojtkun.

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