The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1939:
Saw World Series game in N.Y.
“Boy those were real baseball games,” declared Ed. A. Cook, just returned from New York, who attended the two world’s series games in New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Cook have been in Brooklyn for the past month, visiting relatives, attending the World’s Fair, and incidentally the wedding of his brother, Bert.
He has many interesting comments regarding the way things are going in the metropolis — and is glad to get back to Norwalk. It was explained to him that while this is Columbus Day, the main reason for the display of flags over town, is his return.
Farm dispute case on trial
The farm dispute case of John Giles vs. Herbert C. Bliss went to trial this morning in Judge E.G. Martin’s court. Members of the jury are C.A. Metcalf, Henry Fisher, Mary Kilgore, A.B. Crawford, Inez Arthur, Katherine Carvey, Jessie Robbins, Cleora Easterwood, Freeman Meeker, Mrs. Fred Schneider, Earl Swander and Flora Lamb.
Mrs. John P. Rupp passes away at her home
Norwalk was shocked today at the death of Mrs. John P. Rupp at her home, 97 State St., at 8 o’clock this morning. While she had been ill for the past two or three weeks, her condition was not considered alarming until last night. This morning, her heart stopped.
Lucy N. Rupp was born in Norwalk Jan. 1, 1894, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Wheaton. She was united in marriage to John P. Rupp, Aug. 8, 1912. To the union eleven children were born, one of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by the following children, Elmer V., who is a student in Moreau Seminary at Nortre Dame, Ind., Richard , Winifred, John J., William, James, Thomas, Rita, Patricia and Ruth; her mother, Mrs. A. Hodgkinson of Norwalk; her sister, Mrs. Winifred Charville of Norwalk, and a brother, Paul B. Wheaton of Bellevue.
She was a woman of staunch character with a cheery outlook on life and was an inspiration to her family and friends — a devoted wife and mother. She was a member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, where the funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in charge of the Rev. Father Forst with Rev. Fr. Friemoth assisting. Interment will be in St. Paul’s cemetery.
Stella Maris Circle elects officers
The membership of Stella Maris Circle, D. of I., was well represented at the businss meeting last evening when annual eleciton of officers was held. The following members were elected for the coming year: Anna Mae Fritz, Past Regent; Cecelia Cripps. Regent; Agnes Ruffing, Vice-Regent; Kay Ruffing Brown, Financial Secretary; Geraldine Moeller, Treasurer; Margaret Cooper, Recording Secretary; Mary Cooper, 1st Trustee; Anna Easker, 2nd Trustee; Ruth Malone, 3rd Trustee.
Elizabeth Lynch, Scribe; Marie Roth, Chancellor; Hazel Kerner, Custodian; Alice Myers, Inside Guard; Mary Fay Brown, Outside Guard; Catherine Hug, Monitor; Gertrude Smith, Banner Bearer; Madline Zipfel, 1st Guide; Pauline Bishop, 2nd Guide; Louise Roach, Organist.
Coming Saturday — Oct. 13, 1939: Missing boy may be enroute to New Orleans
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok