Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 14, 2013

All Those Years Ago

100 Years AgoMarch 14, 1913

The management of Wonderland with due regard to the proprieties of Holy Week has decided to close its movie theater during the whole of next week. New pictures will be shown tonight and Saturday and the theater will open Easter Monday with a continuous show of the best in the picture line, all licensed films.

Mrs. Charles A. Hill wishes to announce to her friends that she is now prepared to show a complete line of spring millinery at her home on Chestnut Street.

“Tyrian” Tires and Tubes, “Andover Made,” form an important exhibit in the automobile show being held in Mechanics Hall, Boston, this week. The exhibit and demonstration is in the charge of Arthur Hall.

The Bachelor Girls, an organization of local young ladies, will hold a dance in the A.O.U. W. hall Friday evening, April 11. Tickets are 35 cents.

75 Years AgoMarch 11, 1938

James P. Christie became Andover’s new tax collector, Sidney P. White became a new Board of Public Works member, Mrs. Graham Baldwin replaced Miss Mary E.C. Geagan on the School Committee, Mrs. George Musk won the School Committee one-year term, and Herbert Lewis replaced Bernard L. McDonald on the Planning Board Monday in one of the most surprising town elections of recent years.

Forty-eight articles ranging in subject from the regulation of sale of fish by hawkers to the purchase of moth sprayers, will be acted on by the town meeting Monday evening. The meeting will start at seven in the Memorial Auditorium.

Thundering through Main Street at 70 miles per hour in a stolen car with a bullet-spouting police cruiser behind, four South Lawrence juveniles through nothing less than a miracle escaped death and missed killing several pedestrians Wednesday night about 10:30 when the car, completely out of control, wedged in between the Chinese laundry and a telephone pole on Central Street after giving Andover Square as hectic a few minutes as it’s had in years. Six shots were fired by police in the chase, with the efforts resulting in the apprehension of three of the four by midnight. The other was reported heading for New York.

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