APRIL 5, 1931
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 76 years ago:
Will resume sewer work
Mayor Cort M. Schock today announced that work will be resumed on Norwalk's $475,000 sewage disposal plant.
Operations were ordered stopped some time ago because of the decision of the state supreme court in the Owen case in Allen County.
Today Mayor Schock received word from the Cleveland law firm of Squires, Sanders & Dempsey to the effect that the Allen County case factors do not apply to the local situation.
H.M. Collier boomed for mayoralty
Hiram M. Collier, a well-known citizen of Warren and who is being strongly advanced as the businessmen's candidate for mayor of that city by his many friends, is visiting his nephews, Harold B. and W. Eugene Collier here today.
Reappoint Cook member of county soldiers' board
J.D. Cook, a well-known Civil War veteran, has been reappointed to the County Soldiers' Relief Commission today by Common Pleas Judge Irving Carpenter. Mr. Cook has been on the commission about 10 years. A Spanish veteran was due for an appointment but in deference to Mr. Cook, the Spanish veterans gladly yielded to him.
D. Ford White taken by death at New London
D. Ford White, a well-known New London resident, died at the New London hospital Saturday following a prolonged illness. Mr. White was taken seriously ill Saturday evening and was rushed to the hospital where he died a short time later. He was the son of the late Daniel White, Civil War veteran, who was widely known in Huron County.
He was born in New London Jan. 5, 1877 and was 54 years, two months and 29 days of age at the time of his death.
Upon the news of his death, Mr. Frank Startbird of the Firestone Co., and also a former New Londoner, and Joseph Mail, an executive of the Goodyear Company, both friends of many years standing, rushed here in evidence of friendship to the deceased and sympathy to the bereaved family.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Carter White; his mother, Mrs. Julia E. White; three sons, Gordon, Carter and Richard; one brother, Gilbert White of Youngstown; and two sisters, Mrs. Clyde E. Ward and Mrs. Bertha Andrews, both of New London.
Large crowds attend auction sales here
The jewelry auction which is in progress in the corner store room of the Glass Block building, is attracting record-breaking crowds each evening it is held and it is said that hundreds of would-be purchasers are turned away each evening. Saturday night's sale drew the largest attendance of any previous evening since the sale has been running. The auction room has been filled to capacity each night and according to the way purchases are being made, all classes of Norwalkians are taking advantage of the auction.
J.W. Pitkin, who is sponsoring the auction, states that he is glad to see the people of this city taking advantage of this sale, which will be continued this evening starting at 7:30.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok