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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Antiseptic causes illness

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

NOV. 13, 1944

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 63 years ago:

Creolin said to have caused grave illness

At 7:45 p.m. Sunday, a Norwalk man was found at his home in a serious condition brought on, it is stated, by the drinking of a powerful antiseptic known as creolin. He was taken to Memorial Hospital where his condition is reported serious. The man is said to have drunk six ounces or more of the liquid. Creolin is a coal tar product and is said to have produced severe burns in the mouth and throat and probably in the alimentary canal.

It is given out that the patient has been in very poor health.

Mrs. Polchey wins verdict in $7,500 case

In the case of Mrs. Mary Polchey vs. M.L. Todd that was tried in common pleas court here Monday and today, the jury this afternoon returned a punitive verdict of $100 for her. Mrs. Polchey filed suit to recover a verdict of $7,500 in a Wakeman Twp. wheat field dispute case. She alleged that the plaintiff attacked her during an argument in the wheat field during harvest operations.

Business man uses airport

Gene Esker, manager of the Norwalk airport, reports that the field is being used as an intermediate stopping point between Detroit and Canton by G.W. LaSalle, a business man flying a Taylor plane. He landed here recently, put up at a local hotel and used local taxi service. It is predicted that this business is due for an increase at the local airport.

Lucy Delarber asks $20,000 in injury suit

A judgment of $20,000 is asked by Lucy Delarber of 36 State St., in a personal injury suit filed in common pleas court here against Bertine White of 113 S. Linwood Ave. The plaintiff avers that on Dec. 17, 1943, she was injured when the car of the defendant went over the curb on the sidewalk in front of the local courthouse and injured her. Young & Young are attorneys for the plaintiff.

Eastern Star elects officers

Queen Esther Order of the Eastern Star, at a largely attended meeting, elected new officers for the coming year. The new officers are:

Worthy Matron, Mrs. John Laible; Associate Patron, Dick, P. Grover; Secretary, Mrs. George W. Lawrence; Treasurer, Mrs. Dick P. Grover; Conductress, Mrs. George Schaechterle; Associated Conductress, Miss Iona Salabank; Trustee, Mrs. Cyril Dawson.

17 Selectees are inducted into service

The following selectees were accepted from Board No. 2 at the induction station on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1944.

Army: Robert I Bachrach, Plymouth; Conrad Elmber, Bellevue; Dudley E. Kieffer, Willard; Shady L. King, Plymouth; David F. Tackett, Willard; Lenard V. Tidswell, North Fairfield; Gerald D. Knott, Willard; Harry D. Bowmar, Willard; Robert W. Sloan, Bellevuie; Robert M. Tordes, Willard; Phillip H. Anderson, New London; Ray E. Caudill, Plymouth; James D. Crockett, Plymouth; Anthony S. Miano, Bellevue; and Marvin G. Kuhn, Willard.

Navy: Eugene G. Funk, New London; and Richard A. Ruppert, Bellevue.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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