Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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July 19, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago - July 19, 1937

Joseph Nuckley of the People's Ice Company is ill at his home on Park Street.

Miss Dora Ward of the Smith & Dove office is staying at White Horse Beach, near Plymouth.

Miss Luella Phelps of the Merrimack Insurance Company's office is enjoying a stay at Hampton Beach.

William Baker has entered the employ of C.F. Emerson, the expressman.

A fast contest is expected on the playstead on Saturday afternoon when the Elks will meet the Blue Stockings.

The annual picnic and outing of the Tyer Rubber Company and operatives will be held at Nantasket on the first Saturday in August.

Michael Monahan, driver for the Cross Coal Co., sailed on Tuesday for a visit to his home in Ireland.

75 Years Ago - July 16, 1937

The selectmen have offered the Board of Health the old check room in the town hall for an office, but no use has been made of these facilities as yet. Up to recently the health office was located at the rear of the drugstore on Park Street, but this was closed under foreclosure proceedings. Some of the town's health business is still being conducted from the rear of the store, however.

Twenty years ago, July 25, the Andover boys of Battery F left for the service which eventually brought them to the war-torn fields of France. In honor of the occasion we are reprinting the Rev. Mr. Stackpole's short history of the Battery which appeared in the book "Andover in the World War."

Another request for another new fire truck will be made at the next annual town meeting, it was authoritatively stated this week. The cost however will not approach anywhere near the cost of the recently purchased pump, for the contemplated truck will merely replace the old brush fire truck.

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