The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 72 years ago:
Norwalk will vote on soldiers’ memorial
City councilmen Tuesday night adopted a resolution authorizing the voting on a one-mill city tax levy for the establishment of a memorial center in honor of veterans of all wars.
If carried, the levy would produce $10,800 a year for 10 years. George Lawrence, reemployment officer of selective service Board No. 2 and welfare director of Huron County, who brought the proposal before council, said that the working out of the details would come later, should the levy issue be carried. He stated that backers of the move tentatively are considering a worthwhile community center and that would provide substantial service to the community, including perhaps a swimming pool.
Asks $25,000 damages for averred slander
Jaqueline Fleischaker, of 188 W. Main St., Norwalk, has field a $25,000 defamation of character suit against E.W. and Agnes Moehle, man and wife, of 190 W. Main St.
The plaintiff asserts the defendants had the plaintiff arraigned before Justice E.S. Miller on the charge that they had just cause to fear that the plaintiff would commit an offense against the person of a seven year old child of the defendants. Young & Young represent the plaintiff. The plaintiff states that the case against her in the justice court was dismissed at a cost of the defendants.
Will manufacture chemicals here at new factory
Announcement is made that Miss Gertrude Hogan of the Hogan Realty Co., has been successful in bringing to Norwalk a group of chemical engineers who will engage in the manufacture of chemical compounds.
The new organization also plans to erect a chemical laboratory on the site purchased from the Norwalk Vault Company on Woodlawn Avenue, work in the building wills tart at once.
E.R. Day of Linwood Ave. who has been a resident in Norwalk for the past five years, will become associated with the new enterprise.
Did You Know?
By J.H. Williamls
Did you know that the 125 acres of farm land which was left by the will of Mrs. Artheretta Bishop of Norwalk to the city for a park, never did materialize. The farm was known as the Sidney Brown farm and is situated less than two miles from the Court House on the road to Monroeville.
By the terms of the will there were to be two beneficiaries, the city of Norwalk for a park, and the Bishop home farm of about 30 acres north of town, for an Old Folks Home. The latter property had every evidence of being secured for the Home, but the farm of Sidney Brown never could come into possession of the city, for the by the terms of the will of Charles Sidney Brown, who died in 1892, the property went to his wife and with a life interest and upon her death to his son, Lloyd. No mention was made in the will of Artheretta Bishop, his daughter.
The will further stated that if the son, Lloyd, died without children, the the entire farm would go to the heirs at law. As a matter of fact the son, who died at the age of 95 in the home of his cousin, Ralph Brown at Oberlin, left no children and as a consequence the farm went to Ralph and his brother and sisters, all cousins of Lloyd, and with the exception of Ralph, all dead.
Coming Wednesday — Oct. 4, 1943: 14 4-H club members are place winners
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok