The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 90 years ago:
E.W. Taylor passes away at early hour
Sorrow wide spread and profound has been caused here by the death of E.W. Taylor of 25 Rosedale Blvd., who passed away at 4 a.m. today at Memorial Hospital.
The death of this excellent citizen will be a sad blow to his many friends. Mr. Taylor had been in rather poor health several years and had been in a serious condition for some time.
He was born 46 years ago at Alledonia in southern Ohio, the son of the late Reuben and Melissa Taylor. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Taylor; a brother, Mereton of Alledonia; a sister, Mrs. Alice C. Ellis of Malvern, eight nieces and nephews.
In 1910 at Alliance, Mr. Taylor married Miss Mary Snayberger, who survives. They moved to Nrowalk eight years ago. Since that time, Mr. Taylor had been prominently identified in the automotive business in Norwalk. He was an excellent salesman and was remarkably well posted on the mechanical phase of the business.
Club debates whether to use golf pro or not
To employ a pro or not to employ a pro, that is the question that is aggravating the board of directors at the Norwalk Country Club.
At their meeting yesterday, it was frankly confessed that the club is hard up financially. That is the reason for the recent assessment of $35 a year for two years, approved by the stockholders at their February meeting.
And the directors are trying to trim all corners and run the club on an absolutely close-to-cost basis. Some of the golfers are in favor of dispensing with the services of a professional this year, which would mean a net saving of some $600; others declare that the professional is an absolute necessity. It has not yet been decided.
Discussion also centered around the club dances, the proposition being made to dispense with them in behalf of the economy. But it was voted to continue the club parties the same as last year, free to club members and young folks, whether members or not, under age of 21, and the guests of some club members.
Every effort is to be made to make the club an even greater social center than ever before.
High School notes
Basketball sweaters and letters were ordered this morning by the letter-men. As a state rule says that no award of more than one dollar value can be given for amateur athletics, the boys will pay for the sweaters themselves.
Dr. J.W. Wilce, head football instructor at O.S.U. and famous as one of the best coaches football has ever known, has been procured to speak at the Father and Son banquet to be held May 13. This affair is directly under the supervision of the Hi-Y Club of Norwalk High School.
The Signal will go to press soon and be on sale probably next week.
Celebrate golden wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Woodward will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with an open house for all their friends from six to nine Saturday, March 19, at their home on the Monroeville Road.
A family dinner will be served at noon to their relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Woodward, who were married in Columbus, have lived in Norwalk for about 12 years and have a lot of friends here. Mrs. Lee Kinney and Walter I. Woodward, both of this city, are their son and daughter.
Coming Friday -— March 17, 1927: Knapp murder trial reveals strange angle
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok