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Milk bottles are scarce

• Nov 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on Nov. 18, 1942:


Dairymen form bottle exchange

Norwalk dairymen are facing milk bottle trouble. When milk is delivered, the understanding is that the empty bottles are to be returned to the milk man. Inasmuch as the bottle expense is a large part of the overhead of the dairy industry, dairymen say that it is imperative that the bottles be returned.

It is given out that Tuesday, Dec. 1, will be milk bottle day. On that date, milk customers are requested to leave all the bottles received form dairymen on their porches.

Local dairymen have agreed to milk bottle exchange and if the bottles are placed on the porches, they will be turned over to the various dairymen under the exchange system. Those who buy milk for cash at groceries and who are charged five cents for the bottles, of course can not be expected to put those bottles out.

Dairymen say that cooperation on the part of the milk buying public will not only be appreciated but that it will help the dairymen to sell at the lowest reasonable price to the consumer.


George Marks loses big toe in accident

George Marks, until recently proprietor of the Ford Garage here, had the misfortune to lose his left big toe in an accident at Bryan last Friday while en route to Berkeley, Cal., where with his family he has planned to reside for a time.

It appeared that the hitch assembly of the trailer he was towing had become out of order and at Bryan, it was repaired by a welder. While Mr. Marks was assisting in reassembling the hitch, the trailer fell on his toe, which was nearly cut off. At a Bryan hospital, it was necessary for surgeons to amputate the toe.


Rev. Terry lives on other side of the world

The Rev. Myron Terry, son of Mrs. A.B. Terry of Norwalk, could not be any further from his home town. He is one of the leading foreign missionary workers of the world and is located so far away in Western China that if he went much further westward, he would be nearer home. 

His present base is almost exactly on the other side of the world from Norwalk. A number of noted far east missionaries who have made addresses this fall are well acquainted with Mr. Terry and speak in glowing terms of his work in distributing Christian literature among the Chinese. Much of this material has been translated form English into Chinese by Mr. Terry.


News from our boys in service

Corporeal Eugene Mack, U.S. Marine Corps, now stationed at Newport, R.I., and Miss Elaine O’Brien of Providence, R.I., were married  at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Providence, on Thursday evening, Nov. 12th at eight o’clock. Corporeal Mack is in command of Rose Island, R.I. He has just completed two weeks special training on the rifle ranges at Quantico, Va.


This is another fine letter received by Mrs. C.B. Lawrence, President of the Women’s Service Club, from one of our boys overseas.

Dear Mrs. Lawrence:

I wish to thank you and all and all the members of the Women’s Service Club for sending me the Reflector-Herald. I really enjoy reading the home news again, and I am sure the rest of the boys in the company who are from different towns and states enjoy reading it also. Also, I am thanking all of your for the Christmas box you sent me. You surely know what a soldier needs most. Thanks to all of you.

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Thankfully yours,

Corporeal Richard Keefer, Co. G 145th Infantry

San Francisco, Calif.


The following letter was received by Franklin Noble, of 17 Adams St., it was written to him by his older brother, who is serving in the armed forces.


Dear Frank,

The girls wrote me that you were inducted. I’m certainly proud of you. Two Noble boys are now doing their bit for Democracy. It is strange, though, that suitable employment can’t be found in our home town for colored boys. However, we must remember that this is our country and we must do our part to protect her in her hour of peril. Maybe when this period of strife is over, the fair minded white people will remember the loyalty and sacrifice given by the Negro and will give him a chance to enjoy life, liberty and pursuiy of happiness.

Be a good boy and write me,

M-Sgt. Don Noble, Ser. Co. 368th Inf.

Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.


Gerald W. Creveling, husband of Mrs. Marian F. Creveling, Norwlak, has successuflly compled a 16-week course of intenisve training in the school for Carpenter’s Mates at the Service Schools of the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes, Ill.


Fred Charles Isele, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Isele, 29 1/2 Norwood Ave., has graudated form the Hospital Corps School at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Great lakes, Ill. Fred, one of a callss of 515 men, is now rated as a hospital aprentice, second class.



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