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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Polio Fund tops $2,500

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:47 PM

FEB. 9, 1945

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 62 years ago:

Polio Fund more than $2,500

Miss Gertrude Hogan, campaign director of the "Infantile Paralysis Drive" reports the amount raised in Norwalk and Rural communities out of Norwalk totals more than $2,500.

Mrs. Ruth Friend, county chairman of the National Foundation, has been notified to extend the "march of Dimes" drive to Feb. 15, as it has been impossible for many of the other villages and towns in the county to solicit or get to the many benefactors of this great work who have always contributed in the past.

Did you know?

By J.H. Williams

Curator Firelands Museum

That among other advertising merchants and professional men in Norwalk in the 1880 period were Morse and Potter with a meat market below the Cline tobacco and cigar store in the Dunton Arcade. Charlie Morgan with a livery feed and stable and a hack and baggage to all trains, and rigs to rent to individuals who wished to make the trip to Ruggles Grove or any other place.

On Water Street just off of Woodlawn Avenue (Medina Street then), was the cooperage factory of J.O. Lemiue. Mr. Lemieu manufactured flour barrels principally. My father bought thousands of them for use in the mill. He made apple barrels, cider barrels, pork and whiskey barrels. Mr. Lemieu had a large family of children, most of them still living. His home was down on Cortland Street. I think he was one of the first to make a home on that street.

Emil Hirbe was the proprietor of a saloon and billiard room in Whittlesey, north of the entrance to the upstairs. Lawrence Fisher, father of the seven boys, manufactured carriages, buggies and wagons on Benedict Avenue just to the south of the Wheeling tracks. Mr. Fisher painted and trimmed all sorts of vehicles and also ran a blacksmith shop in conjunction.

Cars crash on W. Main St.

A collision occurred Thursday afternoon in front of 133 W. Main St. between a parked car owned by Mrs. Myrtle Heil of 94 Old State Rd., and one driven by Mrs. Bertha Pickett of 27 North West St.

Mrs. Pickett was driving eastward and apparently was unable to drive far enough to one side to avoid the accident because of ice ruts in the street. Patrolman Willis Sattig investigated.

Norwalk School News

Several students present a February assembly Friday morning. Tom Lendrum, president of the senior class, read Lincoln's Letter to Mrs. Bixby. Regina Schaechterle, another senior, impersonated Martha Washington. John Holman gave an excellent rendition of Rachmaninoff's Prelude.

An attractive valentine play called "Miss Lonelyheart" was presented by Mrs. Franz's sophomore English class. Betty Sellinger played Miss Lonelyheart. Mary Burdren portrayed her mother while Randall Coon and Annette Haag completed the members of the family. The four teen-age school friends were Bob Shelley, Russell Antrim, James Frey and Bob Smith. Bob Geer, Russell Morley and Ted Heckelman served as stage crew.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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