Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


July 5, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago July 5, 1912

The contract for supplying the town schools with coal has been awarded to the Cross Coal company.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Philbrick fell from a horse on Monday morning, breaking his left arm and elbow.

The Andover Press team will play the Smith & Dove office team tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock on the old P.A. campus.

Mrs. Frank E. Gleason of High Street entertained several children in her immediate neighborhood at a lawn party held at her home on Wednesday evening.

The fire department was called on Wednesday afternoon to the Justin Clark place in Frye Village, where a barn was on fire. The trouble was quickly overcome, the damage being about $25.

75 Years Ago July 2, 1912

Sunday midnight will start the Ballardvale Fourth of July celebration when the huge bonfire that is being built will be ignited on the John Pike land just off Andover Street. The fire is being built of mostly railroad ties that are being hauled from the B & M siding. Lester Abbott, with Ralph Greenwood as assistant, is in charge.

The entire local W.P.A. recreational project was suspended on Tuesday by orders from the district W.P.A. office. Eight workers, male and female, lost their jobs as a result of the order.

A River Road farmer, unable to secure a hunting license because he could not read and write sufficiently to become a citizen, was adjudged guilty of being an alien in possession of a firearm in District Court on Tuesday morning. The man was allegedly discovered coming out of the woods with a shotgun by Harold L. Crosby, who testified that the farmer said he was hunting woodchucks which had been ruining his crops.

50 Years Ago July 5, 1962

The Board of Trade, at its annual meeting June 28, elected Raymond B. DeRuisseau, business and advertising manager of the Townsman, as president. He had been serving the organization as its vice president. Other officers elected include Robert Phinney, vice president; Miss Mary Angus, secretary; Austin Anderson, treasurer; outgoing president Kenneth P. Thompson, Robert Chase, and Edgar C. Haselton, Board of Directors.

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