The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1919:
New factory for Norwalk via Kiwanians
Norwalk has another new industry thanks to the energy of the Kiwanis Club.
Moshontz Brothers, a going concern of Cleveland, have leased the entire 3rd floor of the Stewart building — the postoffice block — for a term of years indicating permanency, and will manufacture high class dresses and gowns for ladies.
They will start with a capacity for 75 employees. They now have a busy plant in Cleveland, but labor troubles in the large cities are so constant that they are seeking relief by coming to the smaller American centers like Norwalk. Sandusky was flirting desperately with the concern through her chamber of commerce, but conditions were far better in Norwalk than the bay town, according to the manufacturers, and they decided to come here. The matter has been in abeyance for several days, but has been kept strictly on the Q.T. till clinched.
This is the second factory the energetic Kiwanians have landed for their home town; the Domestic Motor Co. branch here is working to capacity and well pleased. And another factory is on the string that may come to light in a few days that will make the folks sit up and take notice.
Whereabouts of Berlin Heights girl unknown
The entire village was greatly shocked Monday morning to learn of the disappearance of Miss Margaret Van Norman, sixteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Van Norman of this place, sometime during Sunday night, says the Berlin Call.
The parents are both nearly distracted by the disappearance of the girl and are making every effort to locate her, and the mother, who is an invalid, will no doubt suffer serious results from the shock.
No clue was left except a note that was found on Monday.
Boy’s leg broken when he is hit by automobile
Edwin C., the twelve year old son of Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Zurcher of Chatham Street, suffered a broken leg and severe bruises about the head and the body last night when he was struck by an automobile on Milan Street in front of the Orr and Suhr grocery. The driver of the car, whose name could not be ascertained, stopped the car and took the boy to the office of Dr. E.N. Hawley, where the broken leg was set.
C.V. Mack buys news agency of Geo. Haas
It was announced this morning that George Haas has sold his news stand agency here to Charles V. Mack.
The transaction becomes effective on next Monday. Mr. Haas has conducted the establishment for the last six years. With practically no patronage at the outset, Mr. Haas has built an excellent business. Besides handling basically all the outside newspapers and a large percent of the magazines sold here, Mr. Haas has developed a strong demand for tobacco, cutlery, stationery and other goods.
Coming Thursday — Sept. 13, 1919: Automobile crashes against tractor
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok