BLAST FROM THE PAST

JAN. 27, 1936 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 71 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

JAN. 27, 1936

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 71 years ago:

Monoxide gas causes

death of Ellen Daniels, 18

Coroner J.D. Bradish this morning rendered a verdict of accidental death in the case of Ellen Rose Daniels, 18, found dead in a chair in a bathroom at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Rose Duffner of 51 Marshall Street.

The coroner states that death was caused by carbon monoxide gas fumes thrown off a gas heater. Miss Daniels entered the bathroom at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Her death was not discovered until 1 a.m. Sunday.

Miss Daniels was born, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Daniels of Norwalk. She attended St. Paul's school here from 1923 to 1925, later moving with her family to Sharon, Pa.

Dave Tucker of Norwalk makes basketball team

Golden, Colo. - Dave Tucker of Norwalk is a member of the basketball squad at the Colorado School of Mines. There are six other freshmen besides Tucker who are playing against Mines' foes in conference games this year.

Norwalk three to one against FDR regime

That Norwalk is against the New Deal more than three to one is indicated by the final straw vote in Ohio cities just issued by the Literary Digest. This publication has forecasted elections with surprising accuracy for a number of years through its poll carried on through the mails.

In 1934, the Literary Digest poll for Norwalk showed 149 for and 155 against. The 1936 poll in Norwalk resulted in 74 for and 270 against or a victory of more than 300 percent for the anti-New Dealers.

Keefer family emulates Good Samaritan's deed

NEW LONDON The milk of human kindness has not been dried up, according to an occurrence that took place during the recent storm.

Along with the other five rural school busses, George Palkovic, Hartland driver, was marooned by the high snow drifts Wednesday evening. The only difference, however, was that Palkovic still had approximately twenty children to deliver to their homes, whereas the rest of the busses had discharged their loads. By the time Palkovic had discharged about a third of his load, the roads became impassable and his bus stalled, refusing to go farther.

The driver herded his charges into a farm home near Hartland, belonging to a family named Keefer. Mrs. Keefer wouldn't hear of the driver's attempt to get his bus going, to try to get the youngster to their homes. Instead, she prepared a steaming hot supper for her suddenly increased "family," found warm beds for them and breakfasted them on Thursday morning.

Palkovic did not attempt to get his charges to school Thursday. This incident coming to light when local aid brought in the bus late Thursday afternoon.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok