Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 7, 2013

All Those Years Ago: McDonald's set to open 50 years ago

100 Years Ago — Feb. 7, 1913

At the next meeting of the November Club, there will be a debate on the question of Woman’s Suffrage. Mrs. Susan Fitzgerald, Secretary of the Massachusetts Political Equity Union, will speak in favor of suffrage, and Dr. Ernest Birnbaum, a member of the English Department of Harvard University, will speak as a representative of the Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women.

An unusually large number of Andover people have witnessed the Scotch comedy, “Bunty Pulls the Strings,” which is playing at the Majestic Theatre, Boston, and which seems destined for a record-breaking run.

A blaze in a box of paper and rubbish in the cellar of Burns’ tailor shop was the cause of an alarm rung in from Box 52 about nine o’clock last Saturday evening. The trouble was quickly overcome, with slight damage resulting, by the use of chemicals.

The hose wagon for the local hose company is in an unsafe condition. The matter has been placed before the board of engineers and it is necessary that they act on the matter at once for the safety of the local firemen.

75 Years Ago — Feb. 4, 1938

The school board Tuesday night voted to ask the selectmen to insert an article in the town warrant asking an appropriation to purchase and install equipment for generating of electricity at the central schools.

The Andover cafeteria is this week observing the 10th anniversary of its coming under the active management of Gregory P. Christie under whose guidance it has grown steadily, furnishing to its many patrons the best that there is in environment and food. Typical of the service rendered was the flood incident of 1936 when the cafeteria stayed open all night to relieve flood sufferers and workers.

Opposition to the proposed sales tax for the state was voted informally last Friday night at the Taxpayers’ Association directors’ conference with town department heads. President Edmund E. Hammond brought the matter before the group and after a short discussion, during which some said that such a tax would make people more tax-conscious while others said that eventually it would be used to provide for additional unneeded governmental functions, a show of hands proved conclusively against the proposal.

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