The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1934:
Age at death in Norwalk at high figure
The annual report of the Norwalk Cemetery Association submitted at the annual meeting held yesterday afternoon by E.D. Cline, the secretary, shows that the average age of death of those buried in Woodlawn Cemetery was 66.6 compared to 65.4 in the previous fiscal year.
Organic heart trouble caused the most deaths, with 15. Cerebral hemorrhage came second with 12. Only one death was reported due to tuberculosis. Two died of cancer.
B.B. Wood was re-elected president and treasurer, and E.D. Cline secretary and superintendent.
W.A. Hartzel died Monday night at his home after an illness of four months. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church on Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. H.A. Neff officiating. He leaves his widow, two sons, Leo and Ernest, and two daughters, Mrs. Maude Lydorf and Mrs. Harold Mamer of Cleveland, two brothers and four sisters. B.F. Fink Funeral Home had charge of the service.
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The board of the Y.M.C.A. arranged a fine affair honoring R.R. Jenkins, who has been in service here for 25 years. A dinner was planned for about 75 people at the Presbyterian parish on Friday evening at 6:30 as a surprise. Chas. Lindoerfer, a board member of Garrett was present. Mrs. Inkstream of Garrett gave a short talk. Mrs. Pratt, Norwalk, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Franz, Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Wildman and baby girl, Norwalk. Two brothers, one from Youngstown and one from Pittsbugh were present. Messages were read from friends by Walter Harris. T.C. Smith was spokesman of the evening. Mrs. L. Simmermarcher sang.
Blinzley team sets bowling records here
The Blinzley Furniture team set two new bowling marks at Recreation Alleys last night in defeating the Coco Cola keglers in three consecutive games.
The Blinzley team set a single game total of 1,151 that surpasses all other marks made by local bowlers on the alleys and then blasted the pins for a three game record of 3,224.
Ed Brown led the team getting a 256 for single game high and 673 for high three game total.
Stage boxing card at Plymouth
In a fight card at K. of P. Hall in Plymouth last night Tuffy Greenwald and Bill Weltlin, both of Norwalk, fought the main bout to no decision.
Bob Weltlin of Norwalk and Melvin Wilhelm of Monroeville, fought to a draw in a the semi-final bout. In others, Marine Schaffer and Kid Schaffer, both of Norwalk, fought to a draw, Ernie Viock of Berlin Heights won a decision over Tommy Townshend of Norwalk, and Phil Pansey of Willard decisioned Kid Coy of North Fairfield. In a wrestling match Kid Steel of Plymouth and Floyd Findley of Wooster fought to a draw.
Coming Wednesday — March 7, 1934: E.C. Orr is elected to city council
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok