100 Years Ago: Sept. 24, 1920
Whiskey to the amount of about $10,000 worth was seized in a raid early this morning by local and state police officers after an exciting chase from Lawrence following the discovery of a large quantity in a tenement house. The liquor was found hidden in the cellar of the house of Daniel Harrington in Flint Court, but according to information learned from official sources, the owner of the property was entirely innocent of the transaction. According to the earliest reports, the raid had been planned for Lawrence and was to have been pulled off last night but for some reason, known only to those closely involved with the ownership of the goods, a truck was secured and a hurried transfer to Andover was made.
A most enjoyable out-of-door party was held on the shore of Pomps Pond on Wednesday evening, when a number of employees of the Andover Press and their friends took advantage of the harvest moon and enjoyed the water by moonlight. Various appropriate games were played and a beautiful repast of roasted frankfurts, rolls, doughnuts, cheese, pickles and toasted marshmallows was eagerly devoured by each one present, the clear air putting a keen edge on every appetite.
75 Years Ago: Sept. 20, 1945
Roy E. Hardy, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, announced Wednesday evening the appointment of two World War II veterans to the local Police Department to fill out the reserve list. Robert V. Deyermond, Salem Street, son of police Officer and Mrs. John Deyermond is one of the new appointees. The other newly appointed officer is Charles Young of Central Street, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Young. At present he is serving with the Army in Europe.
The Andover League of Women Voters will hold a luncheon meeting at the Andover Country Club next Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 12:45. At 2 p.m., Mr. George Selleck, executive secretary of the Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Mass., will speak on the subject “Hungry Europe; Easy prey for Dictators.”
Local police are investigating thefts from automobiles on Dufton Road on Sunday. Marie K. Mitchell, 37 Dufton Road, reported at 12:15 a.m. that a lock on her car door had been broken. The gasoline cap was also removed but was recovered a short distance away. At 9 p.m. on Sunday Mrs. Elizabeth Barrow, 29 Dufton Road, stated that a tire and wheel was stolen from the trunk compartment of her car.
50 Years Ago: Oct. 1, 1970
It was a joyous neighborhood reunion Wednesday night at the Glenwood Road home of Richard Morse and his family. Morse, held hostage by Palestinian guerillas for the past three weeks, was released Sunday and returned home Tuesday. Morse was returning from a two -month trip to India on assignment from the Peace Corps, assisting industry in that country. His plane, along with two others, were hijacked to the Jordanian desert and later blown up. The hostages were held until this week.
The enthusiasm of 19 Andover High School students for their trip to Spain this summer under the extraordinary active leadership of AHS Spanish teacher Mrs. Dorothy Goclowski is contagious and convincing. A group of students and their families committed themselves early in the year to the trip, and Mrs. Goclowski committed herself and the students to affter-school classes to carefully prepare them to make the most of the experience.
Three persons were injured Thursday afternoon when a car went out of control in Elm Square and crashed into the sign in front of Memorial Hall library lawn and wall.