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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Norwalk man gets patent on a countershaft

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:02 PM

Dec. 7, 1912

The top stories in The Evening Herald on this date 95 years ago:

Norwalk man granted patent

Charles L. Frederick, proprietor of the Frederick Machine Works on Foster Ave., was granted a patent on a countershaft Tuesday, Dec. 3. The mechanism is an improved machine to be used to run all other kinds of machinery.

Mr. Frederick will manufacture this new appliance at his shop in this city, notwithstanding the fact that he has already had several offers for the purchase of the patent and its manufacturer on a royalty basis. Mr. Frederick proposes to apply the new device to machines that he at present builds, about twenty in number.

In society

Miss Laura Bohn was the victim of a pleasant surprise last evening when eighteen of her friends dropped in unexpectedly to help her celebrate her eighteenth birthday anniversary. Music and various games occupied the attention of the guests for several hours. Frank Doughty, Ernest Sandow and Wilhelmina Bremer being the successful contestants while Frank Schick was consoled.

Lodge election

Maple Leaf Camp, No. 45, W.O.W. elected the following officers for the coming year at their regular meting last evening:

Council commander, Phillip Truett; Advisor Lieutenant, Edward Gorman; Banker, John Huber; Clerk, Charles Orphey; Assistant Clerk, I.J. Crawford; Escort, J.H. Hartsell; Watchman, F.B. Parker; Sentry, Joe Diehe; Managers, Henry Wheaton, Geo. Roe and Clyde Crawford; Delegates to Convention, Phillip Truett, C.A. Wells, Charles Orphey; Alternates to Convention, Henry Wheaton, J.J. Crawford and Clyde Craford.

At the regular meeting of Golden Rod Lodge, No. 317, I.O.O.F., Tuesday evening, the annual election of officers was held and following elected:

Noble Grand, Emma Doane, Vice Grand, Helena Ardt; Recording Secretary, Mary Beecher; Financial Secretary, Zorah Hund; Treasurer, Justa Hoopeter; Pianist, Ella Drew; Trustee for 3 years, Elizabeth Miller; Team Captain, Mr. Meade.

The annual election of officers of the W.R.C. was held at the regular meeting Friday, resulting as follows:

President, Annette Snyder; Senior Vice, Mary Smith; Junior Vice, Mary Chaffee; Chaplain, Mary Evans; Treasurer, Lucia Kinney; and Guard, Maggie Campbell.

Local and near local

What is probably the largest and heaviest baby ever born in Alliance arrived when the stork brought Mrs. Roy Button a fourteen-pound baby boy.

Will render decisions Monday

Judge Garver, who heard the motions to quash the indictments against William Smith and Clinton Gessner, in which both are charged with perjury before the grand jury in the investigation of the Minnie LaValley tarring case, was to have given his decisions today. This morning he telephoned Clerk of Courts C.E. Tucker that he would not be here until Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock, at which time he will give his decisions.

- Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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