100 Years Ago
June 9, 1916
(Advertisement)—“Buffalo Bill at Lawrence, Tuesday, June 20. The Military Pageant “Preparedness” and the 101 Ranch Shows; U.S. Cavalry and Field Artillery; Cheyenne Champion Cowboys and Cowgirls, Siberian Cossacks, Arab Horsemen, Japanese Cavalry and Chiefs of the 7 Indian Tribes led by ‘Iron Tail;’ 750 people and Horses!”
James Ross of Essex Street has severed his connection as manager of the Essex Street Alleys and has entered the employ of the Post Office Alleys of Lawrence. Edward Downs will succeed Ross as manager of the local alleys.
Tuesday the largest class ever graduated from Abbot, 45 in number attended the commencement exercises at the South Church and an excellent address was given by Rev. Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D., of Montclair, N.J. The diplomas were presented by Miss Bailey, principal.
75 Years Ago
June 12, 1941
The class of 1941 doesn’t enter the same kind of world that the class of 1931 entered. Jobs were scarce 10 years ago and the outlook was pretty forlorn for anyone whose education was completed in the early ‘30s. Today it’s different; the chances are pretty good that the members of the class of 1941 will all get jobs and get them soon. A good many of them will enter into the normal course of business; others will enter the national defense program, wither into the armed services or into the vast schedule of defense production.
The Pomps Pond bathing beach will reopen June 22 for the 10-week season. Two new names are included in the list of lifeguards this year: Milton Craig, who graduated from Punchard Tuesday, and William Kelley, a sophomore at Notre Dame.
Almost everyone in town has been contacted to buy a ticket to the testimonial for Nathan C. Hamblin, (Punchard High School Principal 1910-1941) but maybe a few of you have not yet bought yours. Don’t overlook this matter, because we want the whole town to turn up at this banquet, as Mr. Hamblin deserves one evening of yours, in return for all the years he has served you and the town by making the students of Punchard worthwhile citizens.
50 Years Ago—June 9, 1966
Phillips Academy will graduate its 188th class tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Among the 253 seniors receiving diplomas will be 12 boys who are Andover residents.
Bob Hadam and Bill Gower have been elected co-captains of the Andover High School track team for the 1967 season.
A photo shows “Miss Chris Urquhart reigns as queen of the Andover High School junior-senior prom. In her court, Miss Maureen Hurley, Miss Helen Gaunt, Miss Lynne Sabbagh and Miss Sheila Sullivan.”
Manager Richard Bowen attended a legislative hearing on pollution abatement this week and made suggestions to the lawmakers. The manager told Andover selectmen Monday that their board will shortly be faced with making a decision about whether or not Andover will participate in a pollution abatement district with Lawrence, North Andover and Methuen.
25 Years Ago—June 13, 1991
Jay Leno, Andover’s almost native son, will take over as permanent host of NBC’s Tonight Show next May, the network announced last week, ending speculation about the show’s future. Johnny Carson, whose reign as the show’s top man spanned four decades, announced his retirement two weeks ago.
A photo caption: “While Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney looks on, Filomena Dias of Derry N.H. demonstrates a cable scanner used in the production of harnesses for the Patriot missile” at the Raytheon Co. plant in Andover.
Andover Police Detective David Grant had the opportunity last week to present his former partner, Larry Lynch, several long overdue awards for heroism and bravery in the line of duty. He gained a wide reputation for good police work and just being a “character” during his time on the force, according to Detective Grant. The two were partners for seven years.