100 Years Ago - Oct. 7, 1910
A deer's head has been presented to the Memorial Hall Library by Mrs. Caroline A. Phelps. The inscription underneath the head is as follows: "This deer was shot by a resident of Lawrence in 1760 on Phillips Hill, then a part of Andover. In later years it became the property of W.H. Phelps of Andover. On July 28. 1910, it was presented to the Memorial Hall by his wife, Caroline A. Phelps."
Among the Andover people present at the formal opening of the new Ayer mill last Monday evening were the following: President and Mrs. William M. Wood and family, George Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. B. Frank Smith, Walter M. Lamont, Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Jealous, Mr. and Mrs. Granville Cutler. Mr and Mrs. David Lawson of Methuen were also among guests.
The grocery and butcher shops in town will be closed on Wednesday, owing to the holiday.
Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Allen attended the annual convention of the stockholders of the United Drug Co., makers of the celebrated Rexall remedies. Mr. Allen is their Andover agent.
75 Years Ago - Oct. 4, 1935
The members, new and old, of Christ church will gather tomorrow and Sunday to celebrate the one hundredth birthday of the church. The program will start at three tomorrow with the dedication of tablets to the Founders and to Abraham Marland.
Warren Harding Deyermond, and Calvin Coolidge Deyermond, 14-year-old twin sons of Officer and Mrs. John Deyermond of Shawsheen road rescued Leo Carney, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Carney of 75 Essex street, form a watery grave in the Shawsheen river Tuesday morning. The Carney youngster was playing on the river bank when his small chum gave him a push. Calvin heard the boy's cries and ran down to the bank. He stepped out onto some stones in the river and with the aid of Warren brought the child back to the bank. Dr. J.J. Daly examined the boy and found him a little worse for his experience. He had a sharp bruise on his head, but there was no water in his lungs.
About one-third of the already very much curtailed E.R.A. force was dropped this week when the local E.R.A. allotment for the first two weeks in October was received, amounting to only $1,700, a cut of about $600 from that of the last two weeks in September. .
50 Years Ago - Oct. 6, 1960
Unofficial reports on the result of the examination for promotion to sergeant in the police department place Officer Hector G. Pattullo at the top of the list with a mark of 90.50. Second on the unofficial list is Calvin C. Deyermond, 87.03; and the third officer is Duncan Cairnie, 86.74.
At this time of year it is always the hope of conservationists that people will use their leaves in a compost heap rather than burning them. In a recent statement, Town Manager Thomas E. Duff said that the town has a big job collecting leaves and often the citizens decide to deposit their leaves on the street after the town has collected the many piles.
Advertisement: Johnny's Super Market, 43 Park street. Chicken or broilers, 29 cents a pound; London broil dteaks, 85 cents a pound; cello-pack onions, 3 pounds for 10 cents; fresh green beans, 19 cents a pound.
Streitman's Dutch apple cookies, 49 cents for a one-pound package; Imperial margarine, 37 cents a pound.