Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 31, 2013

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago

Jan. 31, 1913

A few of the local Boy Scouts under charge of the patrol leader, Norman McLeish, and Corporal Robert Black, were of some assistance to two Phillips Academy students last Saturday. The students, who had fallen through the ice at Pomps Pond, were taken up to the Scouts’ camp and warmed and then were taken home. The boys were handsomely rewarded by one of the students with a sum of money to go towards the benefit of Troop 1.

The progressiveness of Andover is general and of Valpey Bros. market in particular was emphasized this week by the shipment from the market of some “good” corned beef to a summer visitor in Andover whose winter home is in Washington, D.C., and who cannot there find the equal of Andover’s corned beef.

Commencing Monday, Feb. 3, Mr. Barton, with his usual liberality, has arranged to provide a continuous performance at Wonderland from 6.45 to 10 p.m., no picture being shown twice during the evening.

Mrs. Lewis, matron of the Home for the Aged, is suffering from a fractured and dislocated shoulder, the result of a fall on Main Street this week.

75 Years Ago

Jan. 28, 1938

Selectman J. Everett Collins has been selected by the Associated Glee Clubs of America Inc., to serve on a committee of three eminent conductors of member clubs to select a “Common Repertoire List” which will be distributed to every male chorus in the United States and Canada in an endeavor to raise the musical standards of the male choruses.

Lionel Buckley of Tewksbury received a bump on his head Tuesday afternoon at 4 when the bakery truck he was driving was hit on Central Street by the beach wagon that delivers papers for the Andover News company.

If it hadn’t been for the Shawsheen Village fire of last May, the year 1937 in Andover would have been able to report an unusually low fire loss, Chief Emerson stated last night in commenting on his report to the selectmen. The report shows a property loss of $41,220, but of this $33,854.15 was American Woolen loss from the May fire.

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