The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 86 years ago:
Good gas well is drilled in on Wildman lot
The gas well drilled for R.E. Wildman of 247 East Main St. by Clarence Schuster of Elyria was given a charge of dynamite this morning and is pronounced a satisfactory gasser. This well is located about 600 feet southwest of the well drilled recently for the Wildman extract concern on E. Main Street.
The new well is 403 feet deep. A large excavation was made in the rear of the well for the discharge of the sand pumpings. This depression is to be filled in and leveled. Schuster is assisted by Cyril MIller of Avon Lake, a husky young driller, who tosses anvils and heavy drilling bits about as they were made of so much pine wood. Work was started on the well just a week ago. It is given out that the Rev. I.M. Kumler and Dr. C.L. Bell were considering having gas wells drilled.
Start war on rubbish dumping from highways
An effort is being made to do away with the dumping of rubbish at the side of country roads. Norwalk trustees say they have decided to enforce the law that was framed to stop that practice. Now than an effort is being made to attract tourists to the Lake Erie Island region of which Norwalk is a part. It is suggested that the public should get back of the movement not only to beautify the cities and villages but the country regions as well. Unsightly rubbish including rusty and battered tin ware are most often thrown from the roadside into the ravine and into other places of particular natural beauty and charm.
Country club pro kept busy
Professional H. Reid of the Norwalk Country Club, who has been on the job since the first of April, reports that the outlook for a successful season at the club this year is very favorable. He has been kept busy giving members lessons every day.
The links are in excellent condition and golfers are taking advantage of the fact and a large number of them were out Saturday and Sunday. We mentioned Bill Pressing’s wonderful 76-74 day yesterday. Ray Gerken had the next lowest score with an 80, getting a nice 38 on the last nine holes. H.A. Gallup, a top man among the Norwalk players, is just recovering from an illness but is expected to be out soon.
Norwalk folk ride over city in large cabin plane
Among the Norwalk residents who rode in the large cabin plane yesterday as guests of the Fleet Wing company were: Mayor Cort M. Schock, and wife, county commissioners, R.R. Robertson and Tom Bond, county surveyor, C.T. Williams, county auditor, A.S. Vail and the Misses Mildred Schlachter and Marie Romer.
The passengers boarded the plane in Sandusky and greatly enjoyed the ride, which included a flight over Norwalk. The trip was especially an important event for Mr. and Mrs. Schock, whose son, Waldo, saw active aviation service in France as a member of the British Royal Flying Squad.
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok