Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 28, 2013

All Those Years Ago

100 Years AgoFeb. 28, 1913

Charles W. Burtt, who has been employed first in the factory and lately in the office of the Tyer Rubber Company for many years, has been appointed a traveling salesman for that concern and will have the Middle West as his territory, with Cincinnati as his headquarters.

A rummage sale will be held at the Guild House on Saturday, March 8, and the committee in charge request that all persons having saleable articles which they will give are asked to send names to the Guild House or notify the committee. Donations of all kinds will be appreciated.

The Free Church Christian Endeavor Society held a Washington’s Birthday social in the parish house on Friday evening which was much enjoyed by those in attendance. Games were played and refreshments served.

75 Years AgoFeb. 25, 1938

Andover will be represented in the state gubernatorial campaigns this year as the result of the announcement Tuesday by Moderator Frederick Butler that he would be a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor.

The Andover Police Relief Association held its annual concert and ball last Friday night in the town hall with a very large crowd present to enjoy a pleasing entertainment program and the ensuing dancing.

On Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock the November club will be the meeting place for the League of Women Voters. The subject for discussion will be the “Town Warrant” with particular emphasis on (1) the Retail Sales Tax, and (2) the Installation of a Generating Plant for the School System.

Advertisement for movies at the Andover Playhouse: Rosalie—Nelson Eddy and Eleanor Powell; True Confession—Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray.

50 Years AgoFeb. 28, 1963

Candidates for the town’s major offices went down to the wire swinging this week, with Monday’s election deadline in plain view. Issues came into sharp focus at two candidates nights—at the North District School Monday night and at the High School Tuesday evening.

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    DESI SMITH/Staff photo Former Andover residents Dana Cohen and his wife, Ginny, back, left, have regularly hosted foreign exchange students since 1989. Farrah Moussa, back right, from Egypt, and Paula Valverde, front right, from Spain, are the latest students to spend a year with the Cohens, who now live in Gloucester.

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    ACT 3.jpg Susan Stott, third from left, accepts the Opening Doors to Affordable Housing in Andover Award from Andover Community Trust directors, from left, Don Schroeder, treasurer; John Pearson, president; and Joan Johnson, clerk.

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