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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Rev. W.W. Betts of Universalist church resigns

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:13 PM

MAY 1, 1925

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 83 years ago:

Rev. W.W. Betts of Universalist church resigns

Announcement is made that the Rev. W.W. Betts, for the last four years pastor of the Norwalk Universalist Church, has severed his connections with that parish. He preached his farewell sermon last Sunday, the date of his pastorate expiring today.

Mr. Betts ranks as an unusually able and forceful pulpit orator and has many friends here who will regret that he is leaving the local church field. For some time he has been preaching at Belleville in Richland County in connection with his duties here and will remain in the service of that congregation, it is stated.

Mr. Betts and his family are very highly regarded in Norwalk and the fact that they continue to live here, at least for a time, will be good news to their many friends. Thayer Betts, the son, is a graduate of Norwalk High School and is attending Hillsdale College. Mrs. Naomi Auxier, a daughter, is a student at the University of Michigan where she will obtain a degree this spring.

Henry S. Culp is district salesman of Lincoln cars

At a recent meeting of Ford and Lincoln dealers consisting of J.R. Dall, local dealer, Chas. Hakes, Bellevue dealer, Willis Hakes, Fostoria dealer, and Myers Brothers of Tiffin, a plan was formulated to have an exclusive Lincoln salesman to cover the above cities and surrounding territory.

Henry S. Culp of this city, was chosen for the work. It was the idea of these dealers that an exclusive Lincoln salesman could cover this territory in a complete way and give proper representation for the Lincoln car and the company as well as the dealers and Lincoln owners.

Mrs. S.A. Shoup named member of visitors' board

Probate Judge J.M. Bechtol has appointed Mrs. S.A. Shoup of Norwalk a member of the county board of visiors to succeed Mrs. T.D. Hackett, resigned. J.P. Lawrence, a member of the board, has been reappointed.

City will start filtration plant work before long

The city about the middle of this month will be ready to ask for bids for the new city filtration plant.

Within a day or two, the city will get its check for the $29,600 in filtration bonds sold not long ago to the Toledo bond firm of Stranahan, Harris and Oatis. City Engineer C.E. Scott completed the preliminary plans long ago. The final plans are being checked over, in the usual routine way by the state health department and the customary suggestions are being made by that department to conform to the latest ideas in city water sanitation.

Clean-up Day plans are completed here

A meeting of the civic clean-up day organization was held Thursday evening to complete plans for cooperation with the city on May 5, when rubbish is to be hauled to the city dump. The Rev. A.J. Funnell was chairman.

It is figured that if citizens cooperated, the city will save about $500, which can be used to help operate the city.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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