The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1913:
Fourteen months old daughter of Lowell Copsey falls in scalding water
Marie, the fourteen months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Copsey of Manahan Avenue, met with a distressing accident a day or two ago, falling into a pail of scalding water. Fortunately the child was not burned about the head, the injury being inflicted on her right arm and stomach.
Mrs. Copsey had been doing the family washing and had set a pail of scalding water on the floor that she might answer the telephone. While the mother was at the phone, the baby toddled over to the pail, falling over onto it, with one arm in the water.
A physician was called and dressed the child’s injuries and she is now getting along nicely.
LIttle patient has set-back
Great apprehension is felt this afternoon for little “Buddy” Williams, the nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Williams, who was operated upon for appendicitis Sunday afternoon.
He was taken suddenly worse last night, after a day that promised rapid improvement, and since midnight his life has been hanging in the balance.
Word from the hospital this afternoon was to the effect that the little fellow was pluckily hanging onto life but that chances for this recovery were very slight. It was stated that his heart action was good but that a condition of peritonitis has developed which made the case criticial in the extreme.
Norwalk to take on Shelby
The high school basketball five will meet the Shelby High aggregation of basket tossers in the Armory tonight. This will probably be the last game of the season for the local boys and they intend to close with a victory. The local boys defeated the Shelby lads at Shelby two weeks ago by the score of 41 to 10.
There will be a preliminary game between the girls’ teams of the sophomore and freshmen classes. The girls are great rivals and have been practicing faithfully for the contest. The first game will be called at 7:30 p.m. Admission is 25 cents.
Several Norwalk bowlers will have their turn in the National bowling tournament now in progress in Toledo Sunday and Monday. This city will be represented in the three events.
Lobenthal’s Cubs will contest in the five men team Sunday afternoon, and on Monday, Lobenthal and James will bowl in the doubles and Lobenthal in the singles.
A number of local bowling fans will go to Toledo Sunday to witness some of the bowling contests. The tournament is being held in the big terminal building where sixteen alleys have been erected especially for the tournament. A special excursion rate is offered by the Lake Shore Electric Railway, good for a couple of days.
Coming Friday — March 2, 1913: First of new nickels received in city
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok