Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 3, 2013

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago – Jan. 3, 1913

The Punchard teachers were very pleasantly entertained on New Year’s Eve at the home of Principal Hamblin.

Mrs. John Morrill is teaching at the Bailey School, taking the place of Miss Violet Oates, who has resigned.

The body of Charles McPhail of Putnam, Conn., who died on Dec. 22, was brought to Andover last week for burial.

The attractive furniture shown in the views of “Hillside” in last week’s Townsman, was all supplied by Buchan & Francis.

William Donald and family are moving into their newly built house on Wolcott Avenue.

The Barnstormers are busily preparing for their next performance, which will be Sheridan’s “School for Scandal.” The play will be presented some time in February.

75 Years Ago — Dec. 31, 1937

Andover’s annual pre-election campaign, which started simmering earlier than usual this year, is expected to get going at full blast within the next few weeks. Present indications point to the tax collectorship as the most eagerly sought after prize, with William H. Cheever, one of the unbeatables, planning to retire when the new man is elected.

Many Andover residents will join on Monday in the rush expected at the Armory in Lawrence when registration for unemployment compensation will take place. Charles Bowman of Park Street will have one of the important posts on the working of the new law.

Principal Lottie Pettingill of the Rebekah assembly and the deputy district marshal and staff will be present at the Rebekah meeting on Monday night. Supper will be served at 6:30. Any member wishing to go should notify the noble grand or vice grand.

A New Years’s Eve show is to be presented tonight, starting at 11:30, at the Andover Playhouse. A complete new program is to be presented, and will not be repeated at the theater. In addition to the pictures, featuring “The Merry-Go-Round of 1938,” there will be a stage show by local and professional talent.

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