The Town and the City was first serialized in The Lowell Sun on June 15, 1950 and was ran through the summer to September 3, 1950. It wasn't excerpts, but the complete novel. One wonders what the incentive would have been for anyone to buy it in Lowell, and if it was serialized elsewhere.
Sorry for the poor quality, if only I had a scanner! I have tons of stuff lying around here . . .