The tops stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1934:
Carl Bleile not hurt in motor wreck
Carl Bleile of Monroeville, a former Huron County sheriff, escaped injury Saturday evening when his Graham Paige car had a collision with a Ford motor truck on Route 20, a half mile west of the city. The truck was driven by E. Thurston of Highland Park, Mich.
County Road Officer Marion Watts and Deputy Sheriff Jesse W. Mellott investigated the case. Both vehicles were damaged to quite an extent. Thurston, likewise, escaped injury.
Ice has moved out of Huron County streams without causing serious damage.
Saturday’s rain was not heavy enough to cause trouble. The temporary wooden bridge of Routes 50 and 13 at Milan, over the Huron River, was not damaged. It is believed the dynamiting operations last Friday prevented the supports from being displaced.
Berlin Heights church willed fund in trust
Local parish officials have received word from Chicago attorneys that the Berlin Heights Congregational Church was named as one of the beneficiaries in the will of the late Lucius J. Otis, veteran Chicago real estate operator, who died Feb. 11.
The will, filed in probate court Monday, provides a trust fund consisting of ten shares of Commonwealth Edison stock, income from which will go to the local church.
Otis was the son of Raymond Frederick Otis and Emmeline Tillinghast Otis. He was born on Tillinghast farm south of Berlin Heights 75 years ago.
In 1869 he moved to Chicago where he was active in real estate work in northern Indiana.
Pictured in Sunday paper
The woman’s magazine section of the Sunday edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer features a picture of “Tea at Garden Club Exchange” showing a snap shot photograph at the club rooms in the Bulkley building, with Miss Ellen Little, president of the Norwalk Garden Club, talking over the tea cups with Mrs. Frank B. Stearns, president of the Garden Club of Ohio, and Mrs. Charles M. Wicks, secretary of the Exchange. It is of additional interest to Norwalkians because of the fact that Mrs. Sterns is a sister of Mrs. Charles A. Paul, an eminent member of the local club.
Soldiers win merit as good course men
At the regular weekly drill on Tuesday night, Lawrence Burk, Orrie Phillips, Calvin Renneckar, Earl Snyder and Gerald Chapman will receive certificates for the successful completion of Army Correspondence Courses. Orrie Phillips and Calvin Renneckar will also receive certificates of proficiency from the commanding officer of the 145th Infantry for completion of the regimental courses in the automatic rifle and supply. Twelve men of Co. G are taking these correspondence courses with a view to receiving commissions in the Reserve Corps, which they can secure with their active duty training.
Coming Tuesday — March, 6, 1934: Age at death in Norwalk at high figure
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok