The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 62 years ago:
Cady wins news award
NEW YORK CITY — Ted Cady, Norwalk High School senior, received a bronze plaque here today for the best sports story in an annual contest sponsored by two press associations.
He was one of three high school news writers in the nation honored before a gathering of more than 5,000 students at the Americana Hotel. Cady, who has covered high schools sports for the Reflector for two years, also is sports editor of the Norwalk High School Signal, a monthly publication.
His contest entry was a sports feature on Tim Sommer, a young baseball pitcher from Norwalk who plays professional in the Baltimore Orioles chain.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Cady Sr., 3 St. Mary’s Street, were in the audience as Ted was presented a bronze plaque by Herbert Kamm, executive editor of the New York World Journal Tribune. Norwalk High School journalism adviser Kendall Falke was also there.
Fillings to quit
MIAMISBURG — Police Chief Chief Calvin C. Fillings of Willard will resign to accept a similar position at Miamisburg, Ohio, it was learned today.
Miamisburg Matyor Paul R. Stevick confirmed this morning that Fillings has accepted the $10,088 position, starting April 15. He makes around $6,000 at Willard. The Reflector was unable to reach Fillings for comment this morning.
The 35-year-old Fillings came to Willard in February 1960, from Lexington, Ohio where he had been marshal two years. Before that, he was a policeman six years at Baltimore, Md., his native home. He trained at a police academy there.
38 Superior in Science Fair
(Photo captions) MAKES PHONOGRAPH — Don Williams, a Monroeville seventh grader, won a superior in the Norwalk Huron County Science Fair with his project “Edison’s Inventions.” Dan built a phonograph. Empty fruit juice cans were among the parts. The phonograph works.
SAILING SCIENCES — David Waldor indicated the sciences involved in sailing for his science fair project. David, a Norwalk ninth grader, built the ships used in his display. He won his second superior rating in three years with the entry.
SYNTHETIC SPEECH — Helen Hamilton produced synthetic vowel signs for her science fair project. It was her third project and second superior rating.
THE HEART — Operations of the heart were explained in Garth Geoghan’s project. The display included an animal heart with each part labeled. This was the first science project for Garth, a Norwalk Junior High seventh grader. He earned a superior rating.
Patchens go to Pakistan
The thought of moving across town is a lot for some people to deal with. Imagine a transoceanic move.
Emily Patchen, however, preparing for her family’s second transoceanic move in less than a year, is unruffled.
“You get used to it,” she comments matter-of-factly.
Her husband, Army Major Reed W. Patchen, has been given an assignment in Karachi, Pakistan. The family will go with him.
In May, the Patchens returned to the United States from Germany, spent eight months at Fort Bragg, N.C. and are now heading overseas again.
Patchen is a native of Hartland Township and was graduated from New London High School. His wife, the former Emily Antrim of Norwalk, was graduated from Norwalk High.
Their children are Steven, 10, David, 7, Gail, 6 and Cynthia, 2.
Major Patchen receives medal
Major Reed W. Patchen was awarded the Army Commendation Medal Feb. 23, previous to his departure from Fort Bragg, N.C.
The presentation was made by Col. William L. Adams Jr., director of services.
The citation to Patchen, a member of the Transportation Corps, stated he “performed exceptionally outstanding service as Special Project Officer, directorate of Services,” at For Bragg.