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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Washington trip planned for boys

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:10 PM

MARCH 27, 1912

The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 96 years ago:

Washington trip planned for boys

The man in the moon only makes a quarter a week and gets full every month. If everybody talks corn - more corn will grow. Increase yield by increasing conversation. Plow deep and plant good seed is a rule that fits farmers and statesmen.

A boy has a right to a good time while young. The tramp is often the echo of the neglected, unhappy child.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is asking county fairs, granges, bankers, grain dealers and millers to pay the expense of one or more boys to Washington, D.C. To win, the boy must grow the most corn on one acre. Some counties will send more than one boy. A four-day trip is planned at a cost of about $50. They will start from Columbus and go on one train.

Leaves property to housekeeper

Although it was first reported to the Star-Journal upon what was supposed to be reliable authority, that the property had been left to relatives in Germany, the will of the late Rev. Father Leon Lentsch, who was pastor at St. Anthony's church in Milan, shows that he bequeathed all of the property to his housekeeper, says the Sandusky Star-Journal.

The will was dated May 4, 1908, and revokes all previous wills made by the testator. The chief item reads:

"I give and bequeath all my property, personal and real, to Elizabeth Zimmerman, at this time my housekeeper."

Rev. Father Horst of Huron, as administrator, filed the will. The estate is said to be small.

Miss Zimmerman, mentioned above, was a former resident of Norwalk and it is reported that she will again make her home in this city.

Mind unbalanced by friend's death

SANDUSKY — Mrs. Amelia Parker, 25, wife of Lee Parker, wealthy Birmingham farmer, was adjudged insane yesterday and committed to the Toledo asylum. She lost her reason Sunday while visiting friends at Elyria. Her ravings created so much excitement in the neighborhood that the police were notified by persons unfamiliar with the circumstances.

Mourning the death of a girlhood friend is believed by relatives to have caused the affliction.

To plan for track meet here

One or more representatives of the athletic association of the six high schools in the North Ohio Scholastic League, will meet in Norwalk next Friday evening to discuss plans for the spring track meet.

Two additional schools joined the league last fall, but owing to the fact that the schedule of games for the gridiron season had already been completed the schools were forced to play independently until the schedule makers got busy and formulated the arrangements of track events. Bellevue and Fremont are the two new entrants in the league.

Relics are ready for distribution

Relics for the battleship Maine are now ready for distribution, and the relic for the Firelands Historical Society museum in Norwalk may be sent from Washington at any time. Requisition for a relic was made by the local historical society some time ago and carries the approval of the city through the council, which passed a resolution officially asking that a relic be sent here to be placed in the museum.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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