MARCH 28, 1926
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 81 years ago:
Most stores to close here Good Friday
Practically every business house and office in Norwalk will close at noon on Good Friday in commemoration of the day. Members of the ministerial Association have distributed cards which are being displayed in store and office windows saying that place will be closed between the hours of 12 and 3 p.m. on that day. Citizens are urged to attend services at their own church or that they will find a cordial welcome in any church in the city. The Reflector-Herald will go to press Friday at noon, completing the day at that hour.
W. & L.E. danger gate again broken by automobile
While Ed Stein was driving his car northward on Benedict Avenue late Saturday night, the crossing gates were let down upon the approach of a W. & L. E. train. The street was covered with snow, Mr. Stein applied the brakes and started to drive into Water Street at the side of Jos. Frey's coal yard to escape hitting the train. His machine skidded around and smashed one of the gates. This is about the tenth time gates have been broken at that crossing within the last four or five years.
Norwalkians to be members of party to tour Europe
Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Horn leave here Thursday for New York, where they will take sail April 3, along with some 300 American hotel men of the American Hotel men's Assn., for a seven weeks tour of Europe.
They will reach home early in June.
Kahn store will observe its 35th birthday March 31
The Kahn clothing company, the oldest Norwalk mercantile establishment under the same management, will hold an opening on Wednesday to commemorate the completion of the new front and the remodeling of the interior of the store. This company was established 35 years ago. The front is superbly constructed of fine materials and makes the establishment one of the most beautiful in the entire country for cities of this class. The work of setting up the cabinets and other new fixtures is being carried out. The new furniture is not only very attractive, but it is of the latest design that gives the best display advantages and provides for the quick and easy handling of goods.
Huron County woman succeeds in her work with turkeys
The April issue of The Farmer's Wife, a national magazine for farm women, carries an interesting article titled "Twelve Years with Turkeys," which is the story of what Miss Elizabeth James of Huron County has been accomplishing in the way of raising turkeys. The article is written by Mrs. Lily Johnson, former woman's page editor of the Register, now a contributor to numerous publications.
The article sets forth the fact that Miss James has for the past 12 years annually shown profit of more than $300 in raising turkeys. Concluding her article, the author says:
"It is Miss James' conviction that raising turkeys, at least for ... specializing in chickens, less equipment is required. The birds thrive on range and thus provide much of their own feed.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok