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Four Horsemen coming here in two weeks

• Sep 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Sept. 28, 1921

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


Four Horsemen coming here in two weeks

“The Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse,” a greater film than even “Way Down East,” is coming to Norwalk.

Manager Felter of the Gilger today closed the contract for the great film to show here on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13, 14 and 15.

It has been showing at the Sillman in Cleveland for five weeks and playing to standing room at every showing. The big film goes from Cleveland to Lorain and then to Norwalk. It comes here because of an open date.


New film machines are installed at Linwood Theatre

Two motion picture projecting machines of the very latest type turned out by the Simplex Co. have been installed at the Linwood Square Theatre.

When given a trial this morning, the machines worked perfectly. A new contrivance prevents the film from winding up on the other roller in case of a break and those does away with the cause of fires. The newly invented shutters prevent flickering. These machines give well nigh perfect projections.



Body of Becker has not been recovered

So far, the body of Frank Becker, Plymouth merchant, has not been recovered form Georgian Bay. Mr. Becker was drowned about two weeks ago while on a fishing trip near Terry Sound, Ont. R.D. Becker of Norwalk, a brother, has returned. For some time, six launches were used to search for the body.


Quarrel over horse collar results in fight and fines

A quarrel that arose a year ago over a horse collar, came to a climax at Bellevue last night between Charles Weller, 135 lbs., and Ralph Frederick, 190 lbs. Weller is said to have had the better of the encounter. Mayor Aurand said $10 and costs to each defendant.


Sports notes

Jimmy Navin, Norwalk college athlete, will not try for the football team at O.S.U. this season. He will confine his attention to his first year of athletics at State and has decided to come out for the team next year when he will have the honor of appearing in the stadium.

The Bellevue Rainbows, a 140-pound football team, wants games with any good team in Norwalk. Write Lloyd Heyman, mgr., 206 High St., Bellevue, Ohio.


Webb funeral will be held on Thursday

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Ada Elizabeth Webb, a much beloved Norwalk woman who passed away on Tuesday at her home, 59 W. Seminary St., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the Presbyterian Church. The Rev. A.J. Funnell, pastor of the church, will conduct the services. Interment will be made at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Webb was born on Feb. 25, 851 at Wakeman. She was married in 1870 to Joseph B.  Abbott of Minneapolis. The sons, Frank J. Abbott of Minneapolis and Clair F. Abbott of Mansfield, were born to this union. Following the death of her first husband, Mrs. Abbott was married to Thomas M. Webb in 1896. Mr. Webb died a year ago last April.


Coming Friday — Sept. 29, 1921: Man who scratches head with feet to appear here tonight

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok


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