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BLAST FROM THE PAST Boy accused of animal cruelty

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:53 PM

APRIL 21, 1920

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 87 years ago:

Boy mistreats colt here

in dastardly way

An inhumane case of cruelty to animals has been investigated by the local police at a home in the north end. It is said that a 16-year-old boy recently thrust a stick that was on fire at one end into the nostril of a colt. The animal was badly burned and it is said its value was reduced from $75 to about $10.

The humane officers will be asked to investigate. Members of the boys family have been quarreling with the neighbors and according to the police a high board fence will be erected between two houses to keep peace.

A dog at the home of one of the warring factions was referred to by police, who called it a pink-nosed English bull. The dog did not have a license tag.

Collins Elevator Boosters

to meet Friday night

The Collins Elevator Co. will hold an important meeting at the Town Hall in Townsend at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, at which time Charles Latchaw, state secretary of the Ohio Farmer Co-operative Elevator Co. will be present. Officers will be elected and full attendance of all stockholders is urgently requested as matters of vital importance will come up.

Mayor lectures boys

Mayor Miles this morning gave a strong lecture to two boys who were arrested on the charge of riding bicycles on the sidewalk. The boys were told that even in case the streets are impassable, bicycle riders have no right to endanger the safety of pedestrians on the sidewalks. The mayor states that a Norwalk man is crippled because of injuries received when he was run down by a bicycle on a sidewalk here.

Restaurant men afraid scorchers may not eat here

It is said a number of restaurant men are filing vigorous protests with Mayor Miles against the enforcement of the speed ordinance. They say that motor drivers threaten to take another route and give Norwalk a wide berth - probably if they can't drive through here at 50 miles an hour if they so desire. Restaurant men say the trade with these visitors has been wonderful and they don't want to lose it.

"There is very little chance of such trade being lost to Norwalk," remarked Mayor Miles. "In the first place, to cut out Norwalk would work a hardship on the drivers themselves, including some mighty poor roads."

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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