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Rail worker loses leg in accident

• Sep 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sept. 21, 1943

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1943:


Rail worker loses leg in accident

WILLARD — Harley A. Hoffman, 35, is in Municipal Hospital at Willard with injuries received in the collision of two cuts of freight cars Sunday night in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad yards at Willard. His left leg was amputated and his right foot crushed. Hoffman, yard brakeman at Willard, has a wife and five small daughters here.


Draft horse group to be at horse show

Elza Stober, R.T. Baker, G.W. Crosley and A.K. Basore, representing the Huron County Draft Horse Assn., will leave this week for Delaware to take part in the Horse Show and enjoy the Grand Circuit races.


Winners of canning fair announced

Winners of honors in the Gasco Home Canning Fair were announced Monday by the Ohio Fuel Gas Company. The Fair entries are on display first part of this week at the gas company, 56 E. Main St.

Judges of the entries were Miss Mabel Fernald, Huron County Home Demonstration Agent, assisted by Mrs. Edna Rees.

Winners of the top honors and classes in which they competed are:

Mrs. H. Salabank, 35 S. Garden St., apples, pears, pineapple, fancy pack fruit, green peas, spiced peaches, stuffed mangoes, collection of pickles, beef, chicken, tomato ketchup; Jane Orr, 11 Newton St., cherries, strawberries, asparagus; Mrs. Mary Grubbs, 47 Corwin St., peaches, carrots, corn, tomatoes, fancy pack vegetables; Grace Towne, 26 Harris Ave., plums, display of canned fruits, beets, green beans, best display of vegetables, sweet relish peppers.

Mrs. W.H. Herner, 32 Oak St., raspberries; Mrs. E.G. Powers, 106 W. Main St., lima beans, cucumber slides; Mrs. Carl Lenz, 86 W. Main St., yellow wax beans, vegetable soup mixture; Mrs. Scott Humiston, 145 Benedict Ave., pickled beets, mixed pickles; Bertha Poole, 135 S. Linwood Ave., chili sauce.

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St. Paul will play six-man football this fall; Huron comes here for 1st game

St. Paul’s High School gridders will open their 1943 football season under the lights at Whitney Field, Monday Night, Sept. 27, meeting Huron High School in a six-man grid contest.

The Saints this fall will play an entire schedule of six-man grid games, due largely to the parochials’ shortage of manpower.

In getting their 1943 football season underway, the locals had to almost completely rebuild their schedule, many of the games they had booked last spring having been cancelled when some of the schools on their list gave up football this fall.

Last spring at a meeting of the Firelands league, a league schedule of six-man grid games was drawn up between the loop members, Huron, Margaretta, Berlin Heights, Monroeville, and St. Paul’s. However, Margaretta dropped the sport this fall due to lack of interest and Berlin Heights also gave it up, and Monroeville, which had decided earlier to cancel its schedule, decided to field a team afterall. 

Tom Brown, who is again serving as pinch hitter in the St. Paul coaching department this year, managed to book a home-and-home contest with Green Springs, which gives the Saints a six-game card.

Approximately 15 boys have been working out daily in preparation for the coming campaign. Among the candidates are five lettermen, Howard Landoll, Harold Gahagan, Jim Mushett, Jim Fritz and Jim Rupp. 

Two boys who were practically sure starters in the lineup are not available. Bob Meyers, having enlisted in the Navy last spring and Pat McLaughlin, having moved away.

Leading contenders for varsity berths, in addition to the lettermen, are Didion, Nelson, Hank Landoll Jr., Watkins, Hergenstein, Doyle and Giles.


Compiled by Andy Prutsok


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