The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1921:
Remington’s arraignment postponed
No action has been taken in the matter of the assault charges preferred against Police Chief Remington by Captain E.J. Murphey of the Salvation Army.
The mayor was to have given the chief a hearing this morning but was unable to appear at his office because of illness. The hearing may take place tomorrow.
The assertion is made that an effort patch up the trouble between the Chief and Murphey failed because the latter insisted on pressing his assault charges.
Norwalk patrolmen today desired it made known that they are not opposed to having lodgers stay at the police station at night. They say that many of the men are worthy persons out of work. As far as the other kind is concerned, the police say they would rather have them in jail than to permit than wander about the city.
Chief Remington states he merely shoved Murphey slightly with his hand and that the Salvation Army man was not injured in the least.
Toadstool victims on road to recovery
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Putzhold and their niece, Miss Loa Bringger, of Monroeville, who were rendered seriously ill last week by eating toadstools, are believed to be out of danger. County Health Commissioner B.C. Pilkey has sent a sample of the fungus growth eaten to the state health department at Columbus.
Commissioners to buy automobile
A petition was filed in common pleas court this morning asking permission to expend $1,800 for an automobile for the use of the sheriff and county commissioners. It is stated a Studebaker will be purchased.
Unemployed given work on streets
Street Commissioner Heath has three gangs of men doing street repair work on Linwood Ave. Depressions in the street are being repaired with brick.
it is stated that the department, in having this work done, is not only anxious to repair the pavement but to give work to laborers.
That there is a great gap between the wages of common laborers and men in certain trades is apparent from the city pay rolls. A man who did brick laying work at the city water and light station recently charged $1.10 an hour. Carpenters are charging from 60c to 80c, it is stated.
The unusual number of common laborers out of work here at present is attributed to the fact that extensive county road work projects have been completed.
— Andy Prutsok