NOV. 3, 1932
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago:
War veterans plan imposing parade here
The Veterans of Foreign Wars' parade tonight here is expected to prove unusually imposing. Assembling at the post headquarters in the rear of the courthouse, the marchers will proceed eastward on Seminary to Woodlawn Ave., north to Main St., west to Case Ave. and thence to the state armory where the public installation meeting is to be held. The Norwalk High School band and one or more drum corps are expected to be in the line of march. The main address will be made by Judge W.B. Wannamacker of Akron, an American aviator who was brought down by Udet, the German ace.
President to pass through county Friday
President Hoover will pass through Huron County early tomorrow over the B&O Railway on his speaking trip in the middle west. He is scheduled to reach Willard at 4:40 a.m.
Many Huron County Republicans have expressed a desire to be present and give the president a rousing welcome, but it is likely that no pilgrimage to Willard will be made because of the desire of party members not to interfere with the president's rest at that early hour.
Foreign goods hit Norwalk factories
A.A. Ruffing and Herbert A. Gallup, proprietors of the Gallup-Ruffing Co., look with acute misgivings on an effort to lower the tariff on manufactured goods. Right now, they state, foreign competition is proving a factor very hard to overcome and it is declared that reduction of the tariff on goods they manufacture would probably prove ruinous. Recently, it is stated, the company lost a $20,000 chain store order because of competition of Germany and Japan. Norwalk manufacturers state that the competition that has been felt so hard here is having similar effect throughout the entire county.
Pro football will lead in 20 years
NEW YORK (UPI) - The great American sport 20 years from now will be professional football, played at night in huge indoor stadiums, Harold "Red" Grange predicted today.
The former galloping ghost of Illinois University, probably the most widely publicized player in gridiron history, said he was convinced that when commercial football overcame the hazard of weather, it would attain proportions probably greater than present day big league baseball.
Purloined barber poll found in yard of mayor
The mystery of the disappearance of the barber pole sign from in front of Joe Walsh's cigar store last night has been solved. This morning the pole was found in the yard at the home of Mayor Cort M. Schock of Whittlesey Ave.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok