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Man who scratches head with feet to appear here tonight

• Sep 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Sept. 28, 1921


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


Man who scratches head with feet to appear here tonight

Tom Onzo, 65, said to be the champion long distance walker of the world and one of the few men who can scratch his head with his feet, now on a trans-continental hiking tour, will give a public acrobatic exhibition in front of the court house at 7 o’clock tonight.

Mayor Miles has given permission for the attraction.

For 22 years Onzo disported himself as a clown with the Ringling circus. ‘I am defying the laws of nature, when at my age, I do acrobatic and contoritionist work; but where is there a younger man who can do as well?” said Onzo during a visit to the Reflector-Herald office today. The pedestrian says he has broken all hiking records by walking more than 4,000 miles in 241 days.


Sam Raymond sells his grocery to Glenn Lowrie

Sam Raymond, who for the last year or so has conducted a grocery at 10 Foster Ave., has sold his business to Glenn Lowrie of Cleveland who will take possession of the business Monday, Oct. 3. Mr. Hill, formerly of Farmer’s Exchange, will mange the grocery for Mr. Lowrie.


Ask permission to sell church at Monroeville

A petition has been filed in common pleas court here in which permission is asked by the classes controlling the German Reform Church of Monroeville to sell the property of that church to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Monroeville. On Dec. 5, 1920, the congregation of the Monroeville German Reform Church decided to disband.


High school notes

An assembly was held in the study hall this morning.

Coach Meredith gave a rousing talk on the pep and spirit of Norwalk High School. He spoke turthfully when he said that Norwalk students are noted for their absence at games rather than their presence.

Cheer Leader Bogart then led the school in a few cheers.

Miss Mossman made the announcement that there will be a contest between classes for the composition of the best high school song to be in before Thursday of next week.


Bees swarm at candy store

Appreciating that his candy stock was sweet and attractive, Manager Simpson of the Inter-City Tea Store on Whittlesey Ave., however, failed to appreciate the attentions he got yesterday when bees tried to swarm on his front screen door. Simpson made a battle royal with them and killed a pint of bees with his broom and finally disbursed the rest of them with the water hose. They seemed determined to get into the store, and for several minutes business was suspended.


Coming Saturday — Sept. 30, 1978:  Many like Cinevue idea, but say mayor is right

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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