Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 17, 2013

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago

Jan. 17, 1913

An automobile belonging to a Boston man and on the way from that city to Derry, N.H. met with rather an unusual accident on Tuesday morning on Main Street near Morton. In some way the front axle broke and the wheels came off so that the driver lost control of the auto, and the machine struck a tree near the side of the road, damaging the front quite badly. Word was immediately sent to the garage of W. H. Coleman & Co., and the machine was towed in to be repaired.

A beginning has been made this week in the work of moving various departments of the Tyer Rubber Company from their old plant to their new factory. A more detailed story of the advantages which are to be derived from the opening of the new mill, and the increased business prosperity which it will undoubtedly mean to the company will be given in a later issue of the Townsman.

Miss Ella Holt, who has been ill at her home on Maple Avenue for several days, returned to her duties at the office of the Cross Coal Company on Monday morning. On Tuesday she was again taken ill and had to return home.

75 Years Ago

Jan. 14, 1938

Andover’s political contests burst into full force this week with the taking out of nomination papers by a large number of candidates, with the tax collectorship, as was expected, the most sought-after prize.

On next Wednesday evening, Jan. 19, Joseph Szigeti, Hungary’s greatest violinist, will play a recital in the Meeting Room of George Washington Hall, Phillips Academy.

50 Years Ago

Jan. 17 , 1963

Photo caption: Only a set of small coincidences stood between Highway Dept. Superintendent Stanley Chlebowski and foreman John Lynch and possible mutilation or death Monday. A giant tractor-trailer ran driver-less down Lewis Street, and smashed their DPW office into splinters. This view was taken inside the garage, and shows the front end of the tractor poking through the interior office wall. It pushed timbers against a car parked there, pushing it over considerably from its previous position.

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