JAN. 25, 1964
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date, 43 years ago:
The Daltons are honored by Grange
WAKEMAN - Worthy Master and Mrs. George Dalton were honored at this week's meeting of the Wakeman Grange in recognition of their 25th wedding anniversary. A "This is Your Life" preceded the presentation of a gift.
Program theme for the lecture hour was "An Old Fashioned Sleigh Ride," led by Mrs. Theodore Timbs. Members recalled such items of interest as runaway horses, hot flat irons for warmth, old time "belling," neighborhood card parties and bonfires.
Editorial - A home task
The controversy over Bible reading in the public schools continues and is likely to go on for some time. Some community school systems have taken pains to obey the Supreme Court's dictum in this matter; others defy it and require daily Bible reading in a context that makes this at least a quasi religious service.
This state of affairs has made one curious thing apparent. Though figures are not available, observation suggests that many who so zealously champion Scripture reading in the public schools do not insist on this at home.
Now this, we submit, is an off phenomenon. The home and the church, not the public school, are in this country traditionally the institutions that foster religious training. This is acknowledged even by those who argue hardest for what is essentially religious training in the schools.
Quite aside from the merits of the Supreme Court ruling, is it not true that much of the sting could be taken out of it by systematic Bible reading in the home? Presumably what those who disagree with the Supreme Court want is that children should hear the words of Scripture - daily, if possible, certainly at frequent intervals. This can be accomplished in the home, perhaps better than in the schools.
Attend orchestra clinic
Attending the annual orchestra reading clinic held today at Bowling Green State University are Al Drake, Sara Horning, Linda Niverth, Mary Renner, Paul Rupert, Lynn Schoemaker and Sandra Zorn. The Norwalk High musicians will spend the day sight reading both classical and contemporary music.
Willard couple recalls 60 years of marriage
WILLARD - People can collect a lot of memories in just a few short years but when a couple lives together for 60 years they accumulate a lot of them. This is so with Mr. and Mrs. Walter O. Heabler, 102 South Church Street, who will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 6.
Mr. Heabler is a retired Northern Ohio Telephone Company district manager. He is 84 years old and his wife, the former Miss Lillian Guiss, is 78.
They were married at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Guiss, New Washington, on Feb. 6, 1904, by Rev. D.P, Ebert, Lutheran pastor there.
The Heablers have two children, Maxwell Heabler, who lives in Detroit, and a daughter, Mrs. Lucylle Beeckly, here. They also have three grandchildren.
Truckers come alive to route Galion
Taking advantage of 28 Galion turnovers, the Norwalk High Truckers evened their Northern Ohio League record at 2-2 last night when they swamped the visiting Tigers, 60-40.
Guard Bill Blackburn led all scorers with 18 points, while forward Skip Croft netted 15 and both played their usual fine floor game. Forward Bob Williams ended with nine and substitute guard Jim Singer had eight.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok