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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Commencement draws 200

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:47 PM

JUNE 29, 1902

The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 105 years ago:

Township commencement

The Norwalk township commencement, held Friday evening in Whittlesey Hall, in accordance with the provisions of the Patterson law, was a very successful affair and greatly enjoyed by the 200 or more people present.

The young graduates, Earl A. Mackin, Clair W. Osterlin and Pearl Sinclair, acquitted themselves well in their essays and the address by Rev. Herbert Agate was an ideal discourse for such an occasion.

The program also included vocal solos by Mrs. O.M. Harter and Ernest Schafer, graphophone selections and the presentation of diplomas by Charles Suhr.

More material arrives

A carload of ventilators and another carload of corrugated steel for the steel plant buildings arrived in Norwalk today and will soon be unloaded.

The erecting gang has its tool house and shed completed, its tools and lines straightened out and is now sorting out the corrugated steel preparatory to putting it in place.

Pay day at steel plant

Today is pay day at the steel plant and the large force of men employed there are receiving envelopes full of joy.

It's a dandy

The Troy Laundry has just placed on the road one of the handsomest and most up to date delivery wagons in the city. It is a four wheeled vehicle to be proud of.


That in connection with our first-class Barber Shop we have both Tub and Shower Baths with hot and cold water. Bath room open Sundays until 12 o'clock noon.

Baths, 25 cents

We also have a boot-blacking stand

G.W. Easley,

Court House Square

Broke two ribs

John Backerstock, a well-known citizen who is 75 years of age, met with an accident Friday afternoon, which will lay him up for some time. He was on a ladder picking cherries at his residence on North Hester Street, when the ladder fell precipitating him to the ground. He suffered the fracture of two ribs and was also quite badly bruised. The Reflector extends sympathy to our old friend and best wishes for his speedy recovery.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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