100 Years Ago—Sept. 13, 1912
The flower show held in the town hall last Friday and Saturday amply fulfilled all expectations and was a complete success. The exhibits were many and beautiful; the attendance was large; interest was keen, and everyone enjoyed the show.
Archibald Roosevelt, son of ex-President Roosevelt, has entered Phillips Academy and arrived in town on Thursday.
A new candy store, to be called the Andover Candy Kitchen, will be opened shortly on Main Street in the store formerly occupied by J.P. West.
Miss Edna Chapin, business instructor at Punchard School, and her mother, will occupy the house on Summer Street formerly the home of H.H. Remick.
James Christie, Chester Callum and Adam Michelini are among the Andover boys who have entered Phillips Academy this fall.
Miss Ethel Bigney has accepted a position in the Andover Bookstore.
75 Years Ago—Sept. 10, 1937
The special congressional primary to select party standard-bearers for the election two weeks hence will take place throughout the seventh congressional district next Tuesday with Andover’s polls being open, at the town hall only, from noon to 6:30 p.m.
Five persons were hurt, two of them painfully, last night when a Lawrence car crashed into the rear of a car driven by George Keating of Marland Street, Ballardvale, in front the Balmoral Spa. Keating had just stopped at the Spa to make a purchase when the other car struck his car, which in turn broke off an electric light standard in four places and continued on some 100 feet more.
Town Counsel Arthur Sweeney is expected to file an answer in Superior Court next week to a suit for $10,000 filed this week against Chief of Police George A. Dane by a Stoneham man who was occupant of the police car in which then officer Ray Hickey was injured last September. Officer Hickey was returning the man to Andover after having arrested him on a charge of operating under the influence, when a truck cutting out of line in North Reading crashed the police car.