AUG. 16, 1925
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 82 years ago:
LSE settles death claim by paying $1,150
Records of the probate court here show that the LSE Railway has paid $1,150 to the estate of the late Jacob Webber, Norwalk tailor, who was killed when his automobile struck a LSE car at the Berlinville crossing not long ago. Arthur A. Miller, a Cleveland attorney, represented the company. A white cross has been erected by the state highway department to mark the scene of the accident.
Commandery members are enthusing over field day
Norwalk Commandery is preparing for a rousing time Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 19, when they will hold their annual field day at the Fair Grounds. Members from all over the county will drive to the grounds, arriving there about 2:30 p.m. and the ladies will take baskets of sandwiches and such good things, for the basket picnic supper to be enjoyed by all at 6 o'clock...
...The Commandery will furnish complementary ice cream and iced pop, and there will be all the ice cream cones the kiddies want during the day as well as ice cream for the supper. Carl Beyer of the Norwalk Dairy has offered a special prize of a gallon of the best ice cream for the community of the local jurisdiction sending the largest percentage of members to the field day Norwalk barred.
Under the direction of Capt. Gen. Ray Gandolf, who was a top sergeant during the war and made a reputation as a drill master, a drill team will be picked for the purpose of organizing a team to represent Norwalk Commandery in this district, and there is considerable enthusiasm on that point as Norwalk Commandery has a fashion of standing close to the top in such matters.
Commercial car is wrecked on East Main Street
George Schaechterle was not injured when his new Dodge commercial car was wrecked on East Main Street Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the place where the LSE railway turns off the highway.
The car broke off a telephone pole and plowed up the earth for 10 or 15 feet at the side of the pavement. By clever driving, Schaechterle managed to bring the machine back on the pavement. The car was hauled to the garage of C.T. Gahn & Co. for repairs.
Pick second crop of red raspberries
Three quarts of fine red raspberries were picked today at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.B . Greenwald of 109 State St. The vines yielded the first crop early in the season.
Tire blow out gives city a band concert
Because an automobile tire blew out, Norwalk one day this week was favored by an impromptu concert given by the band of the children's home of Des Moines, Ia. The players, including both girls and boys, ranged from seven to 14 and showed surprising ability. The band is making a tour of the country as a means of educating them.
Dogs kill sheep
It is announced that 20 sheep of W. Luteman of the country club road were killed by two dogs and that about 20 others were maimed. Two sheep owned by C.A. Paul also were killed, it was stated. One of the dogs was a collie and the other was a scrub, it is given out.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok