The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 52 years ago:
Willard policeman hit while checking traffic
WILLARD — A Willard policeman was injured Wednesday night when he was struck by a car while checking vehicles for possible troublemakers on their way to the strike-bound Pioneer Rubber Co.
Patrolman Thomas Luban was carried 48 feet on the hood of a car driving by Dr. William Corwin, 27 Crestwood Drive. He was taken to the Willard Hospital and released fro treatment of minor injuries at a doctor’s office.
Police and sheriff’s deputies ahve recently been checking traffic entering WiIlard in connection with the Pioneer Rubber strike.
Police Chief Calvin Fillings said that cars are being checked for weapons and outsiders who might cause trouble.
St. Paul High sophomore combines art and biology
A St. Paul High School sophomore has combined his interests in art with his work in biology class.
The result: a number of audiovisual aids that benefit the entire biology department.
He is 16-year-old Norbert Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, 28, Erie St.
Norbert, better known to his friends “Norb,” has been interested in art fro as long as he can remember.
“Whenever I have any spare time, I’m always sketching,” Norb siad.
His most recent projects are large — 30 x 36 inch — pen and ink drawings which designated the parts of varous biological specimans. The drawings included those of a frog, fish and starfish.
“They’re much bigger and better than the ones we can buy,” reported Sister Alphonsus, biology teacher. “And better than that, they’re done by one of our very own students.”
Norwalk couple wed 55 years
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Speer, 31 Franklin St., will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Sunday with a family dinner at their home.
The Speers have three children, Lee Albert of Michigan, Lyle of Sandusky, and Mrs. Howard (Dorothy) Trumle of Parma. They also have 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
They couple was married March 12, 1912, in Elyria. The Speers have lived here most of their married life.
Tap Langhurst, Mask, Lorcher
Willard Junior Jay Langhurst was the only local player chosen on the all-Northern Ohio League basketball team by the League’s coaches Wednesday night.
Langhurst, a 6-2 forward, sported the Leagues’ second best scoring average, 19.6 points per league tilt. He had all the basketball skills— shooting, rebounding, driving, passing -—and is considered a potential all-Ohio player by his coach Walt Cook.
Langhurt’s teammate, senior Jim Mask, a 6-3 forward, was tapped for second team. He stood sixth in the NOL in scoring with 14.1 points per league game. He also stood second in rembounds at 14 a contest.
Norwalk senior guard Jim Lorcher got honorable mention. The brightest light in Norwalk’s mediocre season, Lorcher boasted the NOL’s sixth best scoring average, 16.7 points per NOL game.