The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 45 years ago:
Stutsman stuns WIlliams 42-27
Nineteen-year-old John Stutsman defeated two-term councilman Robert Williams to win the Democratic nomination for city council in the fourth ward Tuesday.
Only 69 voters went to the polls in the city’s only primary contest. In one precinct, 4-B, only three votes were cast during the 12-hour voting period.
NL boy recovering from fireworks burns
NEW LONDON -— Doctors at Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital will not know for three or four days whether Randy Hamilton, 14, will need skin grafts for burns he received from exploding firecracker powder.
Randy suffered first, second and third degree burns Sept. 5, while playing in a treehouse. He is the son of Newberry (Everett) Hamilton of New London.
Edward Hamilton, thew boy’s uncle, said Randy collected the powder from fireworks that failed to ignite at the Labor Day celebration at Recreation Park.
Hamilton said Randy put the powder in the pocket of a carpenter’s apron and with a cousin, Tony Hamilton, 11, and Tracy Hall, 13, went to a treehouse they had built on New London Avenue.
When Randy struck a match to ignite something else, the powder in his pocket exploded.
Four officers of the Huron County Sheriff’s Department are attending a regional seminar on “Individual Rights and Corrections” at Vanguard Technical College, Fremont.
They are Lt. L.:. (Duke) Harper, Lt. John Osterland, Deputy Don Warner and Deputy Larry Silcox.
Lefty present league trophies
(Photo captions) CHAMPIONS —Members of the senior division winners — Bleile’s — are Chris Reynolds, Eric Bright, Eric Duffey, Wes Douglas, Jay Chapin, Steve Jaworski, Ken Bleile, Charles Fritz, Ned Palmer, Craig Colvin, Hayle Burger, Larry Goudy, Greg Russell, James Wise, coach, Dick Wise, manager, Ben Duffey, sponsor Bob Bleile. Absent was Steve Jones.
TOP BATSMEN — Lefty Grove presents trophies to Mark Brandts and Greg Russell, home run leader and batting leader, respectively.
BEST SPORTS — Schild’s IGA was presented the Sportsmanship Award. Team members are Steve Killian, Scott Smith, batboy, Craig Neal, batboy, Calvin Sickle, Bob Copsey, Randy Witter, Bill Ott, Eric Castensen, Steve Sickle, Randy Fluck, coach Harold Neal and manager Bill Smith. Absent were Rick Carrasco, Gary Goodsite, Steve Smith, Richard Tuttle, Tim Stower and Allen Lee.
Coming Thursday -—Sept. 14, 1972: Jaycees in raft race
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok