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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Ferrets in demand

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:44 PM

MAY 26, 1931

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 76 years ago:

Ferret demand shows pick up

One of Huron County's leading industries is the ferret business. Within a radius of 10 miles or so of New London, more ferret are said to be raised than anywhere in the United States. Demand for these animals is reported so great that many of the raisers are reported behind in orders. The heavy demand is attributed to the fact that in some eastern states, the ban against the use of ferrets has been removed because of the great damage inflicted by rabbits of the crops.

Mrs. Myron Coates sings at her 91st birthday party

Mrs. Myron Thomas Coates of Brownhelm, aged 91, was the venerable and honored guest at a birthday party held yesterday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. B.J. McDonald of Whittlesy Avenue. Among those present was Mrs. C.L. Kennan, a niece of Mrs. Coates. A feature was an excellent dinner. In the center of the table was a birthday cake on which twinkled 91 lighted candles.

After the dinner hour the guests engaged happily in the singing of songs. Mrs. Coates, who has used her contralto voice to good advantage at many important musical functions, sang to good advantage with the others from memory.

Moose admit class

of 10 candidates

At a well attended meeting of the Norwalk Moose Lodge last night, the following candidates were installed:

L.E. Hudson, Edw. L. Streeter, Andrew G.J. Rose, Clemith L. Duffett, Edward M. Gates, Albert Nickoli, F.E. Daniel, Ralph L. Smith, Fred G. Laible and Fred G. Martin.

The following were recently installed as officers:

Past Dictator Fred C. Baxter

Dictator Florian T. Hipp

Vice Dict. Alexander Mitchell

Prelate E. J. Chase

Secretary C.O. Frederick

Treasurer C.F. Moll

Sergt. At Arms Harry V. Hipp

Inner Guard W.H. Benson

Outer Guard George W. Jacobs

Trustees Jos. Van Ette, Otto Lieber and L.R. Huber

Norwalk boys have

places in prelims

The preliminaries of the eighth monthly boxing show to be put on by the Norwalk A.C. on Thursday, June 4, will feature quite a few Norwalk boys.

Fight fans in this vicinity need no introduction to Bob Weldlin and Young Wilson, both of Norwalk, who will clash next Thursday night in a four-round bout.

Peachy Corrigan, the only Norwalk entry in the Golden Glove tournament at Cleveland recently, will meet Young Krienke of Fremont in a four-round bout.

Other good preliminaries have also been arranged by promoter Carl Keller and will be announced later.

Crist to box Nagy

June 1 at Lorain

Harley Crist, local 165-pound mittman, will fight in Lorain on June first meeting Joe Nagy of Lorain in a six-round semifinal return engagement.

In the fight sponsored by the Norwalk A.C. on May 15, Crist won a decision over the Steeltowner in the six-round semi-final.

Red Bishop to fight in

Rye Beach show

"Red" Bishop of Norwalk will fight Whirlwind Conklin of Clover Leaf A.C. in a four-round bout at Rye Beach.

Announcement was made by Charley Scherer, Sandusky boxing promoter, yesterday that the scheduled card for May 29 will be advanced to Thursday evening instead.

Local mittman received

draw at Elyria show

Pee Wee Wilson of Norwalk fought Young Allison of Lorain to a draw in a four-round preliminary bout held in Elyria last night. The local puncher won the first two rounds but dropped the last two to the Steeltown mauler.

Wilson will fight Young Wildlin, also of Norwalk, in a four-round bout at the local armory on Thursday, June 4.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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