BLAST FROM THE PAST

JAN. 30, 1925 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 82 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

 

JAN. 30, 1925

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 82 years ago:

Woman lies helpless here in snow three hours after suffering fall

Two residents of the city sustained broken bones and another lay in the snow two or three hours after sustaining a fall as the result of icy conditions of walks and streets of the city.

Yesterday evening, Mrs. Mary Baker of 2 Grove Ave. sustained a fall in the yard of her home. She lay in the snow two or three hours before her plight was discovered. At Memorial Hospital today, it was announced that Mrs. Baker is in favorable condition. Her hip may have been broken. Fortunately, no parts of her body were frozen. Neighbors discovered her plight.

Miss Geneva B. Nichols of the city hall clerical department broke her left arm between the wrist and elbow when she fell on Main Street late yesterday afternoon. Miss Nichols lives at 20 Newton Street.

M.L. Wilcox of 19 Norwood Ave. broke three bones in his right arm near the wrist as the result of a fall on Norwood Ave. near or at Walnut St. Mr. Wilcox is a well-known carpenter.

Frank B. Warch of Cook's Barber Shop was badly hurt when he fell on West Main Street.

Scores of Norwalk folk took hard falls that did not result in serious injury.

Says Norwalk was high tone town of Buckeye State

Miss Bessie Jubach, who recently moved from Norwalk to St. Paul Minn., writes a very interesting letter to the Reflector-Herald, that will be read with flattered interest by every Norwalkian. It reads as follows:

"Living in St. Paul at the present time, and in adjacent houses are two former Norwalk people, Miss Clara Penfield, whose father W.C. Penfield lived on Townsend Ave., and the writer, whose home at the corner of East Main and Wooster has been recently purchased and remodeled into a place of business by D.P. Eastman. Miss Penfield is employed in the Historical Library and I have charge of the music in the new Roosevelt Junior High School.

"In pursuance of her duties, Miss Penfield came across a rather interesting literary comment on the Norwalk of the later 80s. The author, one Warren B. Johnson of Webster, Mass., under the title "From the Pacific to the Atlantic," describes a journey overland from Eureka, Humboldt Co., Calif. To Webster, Worcester Co. Mass., with a horse, carriage, cow and dog. Having passed through Norwalk, I quote verbatim from his book, his impressions as recorded therein.

"Norwalk - I left Norwalk on the 23rd, making Wakeman the same day. Norwalk is the capital of Huron County. It is one of the high toned towns in the state; its aristocracy stands out strong."

Hoping that other Norwalkians' memories date back to that remote period, will enjoy this literary tid-bit as much as we did. I pass it on to them.

Sincerely yours,

Bessie E. Jubach

Says red headed woman is not sole temper monopilizer

Evangelist Welsh is meeting with success in the revival meetings he is carrying on here at G.A. R. Hall.

In his sermon last night, Mr. Welsh said in part:

"If I were going to hell, I would prefer to go as a sinner rather than a hypocrite. A lot of people think red-headed women are the only ones who get mad, but anger is below the hair."

"This is not a land of open Bibles for many have not opened their Bibles for weeks."

"Immersion will stop your committing sin if they hold you under long enough."

"Religion acquired by shaking hands with preacher was always too shaky for me."

Compiled by Andy Prutsok