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Montgomery buys Major's store interests

• Jun 29, 2018 at 8:00 PM

June 29, 1927


The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1927:


Montgomery buys Major’s store interests

Announcement is made today that Charles W. Montgomery has purchased the interests of his partner, J.C. Major, in the B.C. Taber Co., and now owns all the stock of that commercial organization. The deal was consummated yesterday and takes effect at once. 

Mr. Major retires from the retail business to re-enter the field of salesmanship; he has several flattering offers open, one of which he will accept at an early date. He will for the present at least retain his residence in Norwalk.

Mr. Montgomery will dispose of two small blocks of stock in the company to two valued employees of the store; Miss Frances Huber will become a stockholder and an assistant to Mr. Montgomery in a managerial capacity, and Mr. Richard Powers, who has been in charge of the rug and drapery department, will also become a stockholder and his scope enlarged. Mr. Montgomery, who is an experienced merchandiser, will keep active personal supervision over the organization.

Messrs. Montgomery and Major took over the B.C. Taber Store 21 months ago, coming here from the Marshall Field organization in Chicago, and they and their interesting families have made hosts of warm friends here during their brief residence.


Moose initiate class of 2 dozen

A class of 24 was received into membership by the Norwalk Moose lodge last night, forming “The Judge Burnet Class,” named after the noted Pittsburgh jurist, who takes such active interest in the Norwalk lodge and its successes.

Judge Burnett was present in person and thrilled the big crowd with one of his eloquent addresses, stressing fraternalism as exemplified by L.O.O.M. 

The new members initiated are: Clarence E. Suydam, George Van Detie, Frank Hettel, Edwin Linder, H.E. Wilson, N.J. O’Dell, Clarence C. Searl, Robt. Haas, Alva Freeman, John I. Haupricht, Russell R. Rose, Oliver Fieger, Ray S. Kellogg, Henry Heckelman, Wm. F. Gfell, Ray J. Delamore, Albert L. Hillson, C.A. Lais, Leon A. Coy, Clifford Peadon, Alfred Lauze, Wm. A. Gfell, Leroy H. Hodkinson and Peter J. Rinner.


Mrs. G. Van Horn run down by car at Monroeville

Mrs. George Van Horn, who was struck by an automobile driven by Albert Scheid Monday evening at 7 o’clock in front of her home at Monroeville on Monroe St., was reported resting somewhat easier this afternoon.
Mrs. Van Horn suffered a fracture of the left leg below the knee and it was feared at first her skull had been fractured. It seems likely that the injury to the head was not as severe as was feared. Mrs. Van Horn, however, is still in a semi-conscious condition this afternoon, it is stated.


McClave holds record State Fair patron

Charles McClave, prominent New London banker and farmer, probably holds a record as far as attendance and exhibits at the Ohio State Fair.

When he was in Norwalk last evening attending a meeting of a committee of the Huron County Fair board, he remarked that if he lives till the last of August, he will have attended every State Fair for fifty years and at the same time been an exhibitor there for fifty consecutive years. This must be a record for the entire state. McClure is nationally known as a raiser of fine poultry and his services as a judge on poultry take him from coast to coast. He is a member of the local Fair board and never misses a meeting.


Coming Saturday — June 30, 1927: Letter written by Hamilton goes to museum

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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