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Joe Hawkins meets death in runaway

• Sep 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Sept. 27, 1921


The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 96 years ago:


Joe Hawkins meets death in runaway

Joseph Hawkins, 48 Homewood Ave., was killed in a runaway accident at St. John’s Mich., Sunday.

Word was received here by Capt. Murphey of the Salvation Army Sunday evening that Hawkins had been badly injured in a runaway accident and Murphey at once notified the wife, who left Monday morning for St. John. Monday evening, Murphey received a telephone message stating that Hawkins had died and asking if the wife were coming; she was already on the way.

Details are lacking, both as to the accident and the funeral arrangements, though it is presumed the body will be brought here for burial.


Timber in old building here is well preserved

That native timber of Huron County withstands the effect of weather remarkably well is shown at the old Ally property at the corner of Whittlesey Ave. and Monroe Street, bought recently by Herbert Wilson.

The frame buildings on the property were put up more than 70 years ago. Despite the age of the structures the lumber and timbers are in excellent condition. In fact, the side boards and the sills of white wood oak, maple and other varieties of timber are in a perfect state of preservation and are superior to any lumber sold now, it is believed.


Victrola is at club now

A handsome $150 Victrola was purchased Monday by the Country Club from the Norwalk Piano Co., and sent out to the club house, together with a number of fine records. Manager Canby also made the club a handsome present of some fine records. The Vic was bought by popular subscription among club members.


The World Series games will be played in Norwalk

(Text of full page advertisment) The Reflector-Herald has purchased at no small expense, the Huron County rights to show the Wold’s Series baseball games on a Star Ball Player — a great green board to be erected on the Reflector-Herald building on which is shown every play immediately as it is made, the report coming by United Press wire.

You see the player hit the ball and the ball travel to center field, the player taking second — or whatever the exact play may be. It is a mechanical marvel — the same board that is used by the great metropolitan newspapers and theatres all over the country. And this paper believes there is nothing too good for Norwalk.

The games will be played every afternoon of the series. You are more than welcome. Come and bring the family and enjoy the game just as though it cost you $5.00 for a seat at the Polo Grounds in New York. Mayor Miles has given permission to use the street for the crowd. The board will be erected on the Reflector-Herald building.

Watch the news columns for the opening date of the Big Series. Then make your plans to be at the Reflector-Herald board every day.

You are invited every Day! Be our Guests!


 Wakeman  brick road is nearly ready for use

The splendid new brick pavement 4.7 miles long in Wakeman twp. is expected to be thrown open to the traffic some time this week. When the road is ready for travel it will offer a splendid route to Cleveland.


Coming Thursday — Sept. 28, 1921: Four Horsemen coming here in two weeks

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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