BLAST FROM THE PAST Playgrounds open Monday

JUNE 23, 1934 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 73 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

JUNE 23, 1934

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 73 years ago:

U.S. to open playgrounds here Monday

Monday will mark the beginning of new supervised play grounds in Norwalk under the new Federal Emergency School Act. Tom Gabele and Miss Olive Kotasek have been appointed by J.T. Hogsett, Huron County relief administrator, to act as supervisors and assist C.H. Seibel, city playground director.

In addition to their work at the Whitney Field, Miss Kotasek and Mr. Gabele will supervise play from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the following playground and according to this schedule:

Benedict School - Boys, Monday and Wednesday, Girls Tuesday.

South Pleasant - Boys, Tuesday and Friday, Girls, Thursday.

Whittlesey and Rousav - Boys Tuesday and Saturday, girls Friday.

Games will be played and fundamentals of basketball, baseball and football will be taught. As soon as such can be effected, a league consisting of the different playgrounds will be formed and championships decided in various contests.

Carrier pigeon enters

IOOF Hall here, dies

During the dancing party held by Norwalk Odd Fellows last night a carrier pigeon evidently exhausted by long flight, entered the hall through a window.

It was taken home by Miss Helen Kattenhafer of 52 Corwin St., but died in a short time. The bird bore on one leg a band bearing the following: 139 N. on the other a leg, a band bore 2075- A.U. 32.

Norwalk wins checker

match, loses at chess

The Norwalk Chess and Checker Club closed a successful season last evening with a battle against Elyria in the club's room over Fisher's Music Shop. Elyria had brought six checker and three chess players, and it was finally arranged that each Elyria chess artist should play two Norwalk opponents, while each Norwalk checkerist played two games with each of two Elyrians.

M.W. Patrick starred for Elyria winning both of his chess contests, one from E.R. Oliu and one from C.W. Goul. Norwalk was without the services of Robert Washburn, Tommy Evans and Homer Lawrence, who played checkers.

This will be the final outside match of the club until fall.

Think black spider

bit Mrs. Pilchard

Mrs. G.W. Pilchard, Norwalk shoe merchant, is recovering from the effects of what is believed to have been the bite of a black spider.

A week or so ago, Mrs. Pilchard became subjected to great pain from a small inflamed area in one of her legs below the knee. The attending physician believes the patient was bitten by a black spider, an insect that has caused serious illness and even death in a number of cases this year in various parts of the country. Mrs. Pilchard was quite ill for a time. It is thought she was bitten while in her garden.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

Comments

commonsense

Ahhhhh, love this story. We weren't so spoiled back then, as a community. During the great depression it was an emergency to add a playground to Norwalk Schools. Wow, how things have changed in Norwalk. Now we hate each other because a few don't like where tax payer money put a playground.