Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


December 20, 2012

All Those Years Ago


50 Years Ago

Dec. 20, 1962

Teachers with a bachelor’s degree can earn $4,600 to $7,600 here, starting next September, the tracks for masters, masters plus 30 hours, and the doctorate, are progressively $400 higher. The total estimated payroll for teachers will be $1,315,462.

Wage and salary negotiations between the manager and Employees Association centered this week around an across-the-board 8.5 percent wage hike, as requested by the employees.

Photo caption: Little Anne Fitzgerald had a big smile for the photographer Saturday afternoon at the skating area behind Central School. The time she spent on her feet posing was about the longest she managed to remain upright, but she sure had fun anyway.

Advertisements under “Merry Christmas to All”: Andover Playhouse, Purity Cleansers and Dyers, 13 Essex St.; Park Street Garage, 33 Park St.; John and Rita Hewitt Real Estate, 8 Elm St.; Kenneth P. Thompson Co., 48 Main St;. Atlas Paint & Supply Co., 7 Elm St.; Shawsheen Luncheonette, 2 Lowell St.; Rickey’s Variety Store, 53 Essex St.; Ford’s Coffee Shop, 14 Main St.; Clark Motor Co., 41 Park St.; Andover Cordial Shop, 11 Barnard St. [among many others].

25 Years Ago

Dec. 17, 1987

Elementary children in rapidly increasing numbers are using computer keyboards as tools of learning in reading, spelling, composing, and in computer activities. An exciting use of the computer is to use it as a word processor. Sophisticated software packages have made word processing less complicated and students in early grade levels are composing material on the computer.

The Andover Committee of the Appalachian Mountain Club honored the late Louise Van Everen, a former member, Sunday Dec. 13. The group dedicated a bronze plaque in Rogers Dell to Van Everen’s memory. Van Everan was a longtime devotee to the outdoors, and it was largely due to her efforts that the dell was turned from a dump site into a picnic ground.

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