BLAST FROM THE PAST

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

APRIL 24, 1920

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

Huron County boy's novel shown here on the screen

There is unusual interest in Norwalk and vicinity over the coming here of the film of a novel by James Oliver Curwood, who was born and reared on a farm between Wakeman and Berlin Heights and who as a boy often came with his father on a load of produce to Norwalk. He was a little tow-headed urchin then and didn't look as though he had it in him to write books. He drifted up to the great Northwest, the country that helped make Jack London's fame, and he caught the spell of the solitude, too. And he depicted some wonderful scenes. Critics say he gets even closer to that northland than London or Rex Beach. And he is a Huron County boy.

Agent organizes clubs

County Agent Max M. Phillips was in Willard Tuesday and organized a boys' pig club and a boys' corn club at the high school.

The boys in the corn club have agreed to plant and take care of an acre of corn this year and to harvest and weight it in the fall, making a report to the county farm bureau, and the boys in the pig club will each take a pig and scientifically care for and feed it during the summer. Prizes are to be given to the boys who get the best results. One of the prizes will be a trip to Columbus Farmers' Week.

Plymouth man is hiccough victim for eight days

J.L. Judson, druggist of Plymouth, has recovered after suffering from hiccoughs. He was unable to cease hiccoughing for about eight days but appears little the worse for his trying ordeal.

Civil War vets to get $50 monthly

Norwalk veterans are delighted to hear that the U.S. Senate has passed the house bill, which was new to conference, increasing pension of Civil War veterans to $50 monthly and $30 monthly to widows of veterans of the war. Disabled veterans may get up to $90 monthly. High cost of living is the reason for the increase.

Steered clear

It is stated that a number of intoxicated men were seen on the streets Saturday night. All apparently steered clear of the police, however, for no arrests were made.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok