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Blast from the Past

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:46 PM

JANUARY 20, 1921

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date, 85 years ago:

Leg broken when auto skids on icy roadway

Dr. E.S. Braithwaite, well-known Willard dentist, lies in the hospital at Bellevue with a leg broken between the hip and knee and otherwise badly bruised and injured, the result of an auto skidding on the brick pavement between Bellevue and Clyde.

Dr. Braithwaite, Dr. D.W. Stoup and Dr. Joseph Billmyer, of this city, were on their way to Fremont to attend the meeting of the Central Ohio Dental Assn. of which the former is president. When they left Norwalk the going was good, but the rain came up after they left Monroeville, freezing as it fell and the paved road became a glare of ice. They were without chains.

F-R-X Machine used to put out fire at Ralph Mead's home

A fire that developed yesterday at the home of Ralph Mead on West Main Street, was put out by an F-R-X extinguisher wielded by Dr. F.C. Peasley.

The blaze was started in an unusual way. Earlier in the afteroon an ironing board had caught fire and Mrs. Mead evidently had put out the flames and placed the board on the porch. The flames apparently had not been put out and after smouldering for a time, broke out afresh.

Dr. Peasley had used an F-R-X extinguisher with such good results that the fire was put entirely out. Had the discovery of the fire been delayed a few minutes longer, a serious fire likely would have resulted.

Carabelli Family lives in only house on Singular Street

The Carabelli family of this city enjoys the distinction of living in the only house on the only street in the United States named Terry Place.

This and other interesting facts are shown in a remarkable street directory used at the Norwalk post office.

It is stated that every street in the United States is accurately listed in the book in alphabetical order. Norwalk persons who consult the book are surprised to find therein the names of half forgotten streets in towns in which they once lived.

Another adult to face liquor charge Friday

It is given out that a Norwalk man accused of buying stolen liquor from a Norwalk young man, will face Mayor Miles tomorrow morning on the charge of having liquor in his possession, contrary to law.

Investigators of juvenile delinquency affairs in the city feel positive that one of the chief causes of the trouble is the swift pace which many young persons seem to think is imperative.

The story is told that a Norwalk High School boy of tender years asked his parents' permission to give his best girl an expensive present. Being somewhat old fashioned and aware that it is not, or at least it was not, good form for a girl to receive anything but candy and flowers from a young man not her fiancé, the parents told their boy to send his girl a Christmas card and let it go at that. The young man replied that so and so, naming a 13-year-old Norwalk boy, had given his girl a present that had cost about $14.00.

It is noteworthy that many of the young men involved in juvenile delinquency cases here are in the lily class in that they toil nor spin not but have Solomon beaten several blocks as to raiment.

H. Robbins gathered unto his fathers at age of 81 years

Henry Robbins, aged 81 years and seven months, passed away at 8 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 22 Park Ave., in this city, after an illness of a number of months.

Mr. Robbins was born in Norwich twp. And had lived in Huron County all his life. Until he retired about 20 years ago from active work, Mr. Robbins was a farmer.

Surviving are the widow and five children: Charles and Fred of Harland, Omar of Norwalk, Mrs. George Walker and Mrs. Harry Easterwood, both of Cleveland; and two sisters, Mrs. Esther Bishop of Bowling Green and Mrs. Libbie Wooden of Arlington, Kansas.

Grade School Boy breaks collar bone

Byron Campbell, young son of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Campbell of 33 S. Garden St., broke his collar bone yesterday afternoon while playing at the Central School building yard when he fell a against a tree. He is a pupil in the third grade.

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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