BLAST FROM THE PAST

APRIL 23, 1920 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 87 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

APRIL 23, 1920

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 87 years ago:

Appeal case of Dr. Chas. M. Weedman heard here today

The appeal of Dr. Charles B. Weedman, a physician, from the decision of the state medical board of Ohio was heard in common pleas court this morning. Decision was reserved until Saturday. Dr. Weedman was barred from practice in the state on the grounds of charges regarding an alleged infraction of the narcotic statutes.

Kiwanis Laides' Night a highly successful occasion

The second Ladies Night of the Norwalk Kiwanis Club Wednesday at St. Paul's parish house was a thoroughly delightful affair and marked another success in the annals of the local club.

The attendance prizes were awarded as follows: Soutoir box by Gilger Co - Mrs. John Laylin

Two-pound box of candy by G.E. Scott - Mrs. A.C. Holiday

Water Color by Pope by Rev. Fr. Gardner - Mrs. E.G. Martin

Five-meal ticket by Avalon hotel - Andrew Hamilton

Sepia picture, interior St. Paul's Church by Rev. Mr. Gross - Fred H. Hay

Surprise prize - a box of assorted California fruit in redwood box sent by C.A. Paul - Fred Cook.

About 200 men and women were present.

No more coal, steel mill is closed today

Because of lack of coal, the Norwalk steel plant shut down today.

It is expected that a shipment of fuel will arrive this afternoon. If the coal reaches the city according to schedule, operations will be resumed at the plant tomorrow.

A large group of steel men seen on the courthouse square today, gave rise to the report that a strike was on.

Curfew bell drives many children home

Curfew rang last night a 9 o'clock for the first time in years and according to police, there was a noticeable decline in the number of children seen on the streets after 9 p.m. An old ordinance provided for its ringing.

Sam Bellamy's big truck hit by railway train

Sam Bellamy, a well-known Norwalk transfer man, was struck by a train on the LE&W crossing at Fremont last evening, his big red truck demolished and he himself narrowly escaped with his life.

Bellamy had been to Detroit and was bringing material here for the Fisher Auto Top Co.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok