BLAST FROM THE PAST - Norwalk goat likes his jazz

OCT. 24, 1922 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 85 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

OCT. 24, 1922

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 85 years ago:

Norwalk goat is fond of jazz music

Norwalk high school students report that a goat tethered near Whitney field ate nearly all of a phonograph disc record a few evenings ago. It was a jazz record.

Several thousand Norwalk residents off for the South

Several thousand Norwalk residents will spend the winter in the South. They are no pikers when it comes to traveling. Some of them will cross the equator and keep on going until they reach Central America and even the Argentine Republic. These include martins, chimney swifts, swallows and bull bats, who cut millions of circles in the air over the city this summer.

It is believed that were it not for these busy birds, insects would make the city uninhabitable.

Norwalk boy was on burned ship

Anthony Ludwig, former Norwalk boy and son of Mrs. A. Ludwig of Woodlawn Avenue, was a passenger on the ill-fated Pacific steamer, City of Honolulu, which was burned at sea ten days ago.

News reports stated that not a single life was lost, but no word has yet been received from him. His mother has been very ill, though now fortunately out of danger, and word has been sent him at his home in Venice, Calif., to come to her bedside. His wife had relayed the message to him as he was then in the Hawaiian Islands and he took the first steamer for home. A letter received here yesterday from his wife appraised the family here of that fact. She said she has heard nothing from him but that his name was on the passenger list.

When the vessel burned, the passengers took to the life rafts. He may have been picked up by a boat bound east instead of west and as soon as he strikes a port, doubtless some word will be heard from him.

Continue probe of football rumpus

The investigation of last Saturday's football game riot here is still going on at the high school. Depositions of members of the team and spectators are being taken. It is asserted that a Norwalk man who attended the game has testified under oath that Umpire Opplet at the close of the game threw up his hands and said something like this: "Hooray we won." It is reported that Opplet was a student at Oberlin not long ago.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok