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BLAST FROM THE PAST: Fall claims man working on farm

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:53 PM

AUG. 30, 1932

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago:

Joseph Boose is fatally hurt in fall

A broken nect caused by a 20-foot fall from a straw stack at Berlinville yesterday afternoon caused the death of Joseph Boose, an aged resident of the county in Memorial Hospital last night. Mr. Boose did not regain consciousness.

No one saw the accident and it is not known whether he merely lost his footing and slipped or whether he was overcome by a sun stroke or by some other form of illness.

Mr. Boose was working with a threshing crew on the farm of George Dinter. He was taken to the hospital in Hinman's ambulance. Death occurred at 9:37 p.m.

Mr. Boose was well known and much respected. His sudden death will be much lamented.

Pressing wins in semi-final match

Biss Pressing, defending champion in the Norwalk Country Club golf tourney, has successfully won his way to the final round of play. He has defeated Ray Gerken, R.W. Stratton and last Saturday afternoon he defeated O.E. Hettel 5 and 3 in a semi-final match.

Lawrence Carpenter defeated Dr. Patrick 5 and 4 to enter the semi-finals, and Roy Linson defeated Mr. Angell 7 and 5 to enter the semi-final round. Carpenter and Linson were scheduled to meet today and the winner will meet Pressing in the final match for the club championship.

Egyptians visit local sewer plant

Norwalk's new sewage treatment plant, which is now under construction on half mile north of the city limits, has been the subject of marked interest from engineers and other persons interested in sanitary development work of this character. The local plant is said to be considered representative of the most advanced practice in modern sewage treatment methods and since the construction started last June it has been visited by many persons from nearby and distant cities and recently the plant was visited by some gentlemen from India.

On yesterday the plant was carefully inspected by Mr. K. Fahmev and Mr. M.S. Mazourk, two sanitary engineer residents at Rashid, Egypt, who are now in the United States studying advanced sewage treatment methods under the auspices of the Egyptian government and the Rockefeller Foundation.

These gentlemen spent Monday forenoon in conference with City Engineer G.F. Scott, studying the plans of the Norwalk plant and in carefully examining the work under construction with Inspector W.C. Saladin.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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