The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1972:
Decision due on funds for fairgrounds
Huron County’s application for a federal grant to pay half the cost of buying more land for the county’s fairgrounds is up for final approval, according to Ed Fessenden of the Fair Board.
Fessenden met with the Huron County Commissioners to discuss the application Monday afternoon.
The Fair Board is buying 20 acres from Mrs. Elsa K. Bick to expand parking at the fairgrounds. The purchase is by land contract with the $60,000 price to be paid off in five years.
Willard approves plan for Jr. high addition
WILLARD — The Willard School board hired a teacher and accepted the preliminary plan for a building addition to the junior high Monday night.
Hired to teach third grade at Greenfield School was Mrs. Phyllis Shirk. She will be graduating from Bowling Green next week. Mrs. Shirk will replace Mrs. Helen McDivitt who will resign at the end of the semester.
Architect James Crawfin presented the preliminary building plans for board approval. One major change was placing the multi-purpose room where the pool had been proposed.
Church night policy opposed by boosters
Norwalk High School Boosters Monday night made plans for a benefit basketball game to pay for blazers for high school athletes.
Booster Bill Ream said the biggest problem would be to field a Booster team to play the faculty.
“Sam Cessna (guidance counselor at the junior high) has a faculty team organized,” Ream said. “But I’ve been able to find only seven men who said they would play, but not for more than a quarter of playing time.
A committee of Ream, John Borgia, James Seitz and Ronald Zureich was appointed to recruit a team. Men over thirty for the Boosters would play for only one quarter each and men under thirty would play half a game.
In other business, Boosters asked why public school athletic teams were not able to play or practice Wednesday nights. It was pointed out that the board of education reserves Wednesday night for church activities.
“I’m not a member of a church in this town and I feel my son is being discriminated against, said Soc Delianides, Booster president.
Athletic Director Howard Hershy said the ruling hinders his scheduling of athletic events.
(Photo caption) Monroeville’s Dennis Didion was the sparkplug in his team’s 76-75 victory over Western Reserve Friday. Didion, a 5-11 senior letterman, scored 29 points in the win. Against Seneca East Dec. 2, he scored 22 points. The Eagles are 2-0 in the Firelands Conference and 2-2 overall.
CAMP LeJEUNE, N.C. — Marine Staff Sergeant Douglas E. McQuate, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Earl McQuate of Plymouth, has graduated form Non-Commissioned Officers Academy at the Marine Corps Base, Camp LeJeune, N.C.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif -— Marine Pfc. Glen A. Rowlett of Monroeville completed infantry training at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif.