Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


December 20, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago — Dec. 20, 1912

Arthur Slane of Higgins Court had a very narrow escape from drowning last Saturday. Along with a few more boys skating on the Shawsheen River, he went out too far on the thin ice and fell in. The timely aid of James Buss of Shawsheen Road saved the youngster from drowning.

B.F. Holt is repairing and improving his icehouse at Pomps Pond.

The Wonderland management announce that they have no connection with the American Tobacco Company and will not accept their cigar coupons as admission to the theater.

Real estate agent S.P. Hulme has sold for George C. Foster his vacant land on Woodland Road to John N. Cole.

The Willing Workers of the South Church Courteous Circle met on Monday evening with Miss Evelyn Hardy of Maple Avenue.

75 Years Ago — Dec. 17, 1937

The traffic lights on the island at the junction of North Main and Union Streets was in the way of another errant motorist on Sunday evening, and came out a poor second in the resulting meeting. A Lowell man was taken into custody by Officer William Stewart and state officer William Horan on charges of operating under the influence and drunkenness and in District Court on Monday morning he was held in $350 for appearances on Dec. 20.

Two more steps in the school board’s attempt to reduce its bill for light and power were taken at the meeting on Tuesday evening. The report of the Lawrence Gas and Electric company showing that the installation and operation of the diesel plant would mean a greater annual cost to the town, as printed in last week’s Townsman, was discussed in connection with the report form a diesel company which estimated a substantial saving.

The annual Goldsmith prize speaking contest will be held tonight at the Memorial Auditorium, with six Punchard high students delivering selected pieces. The combined glee clubs will play two selections.

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