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Blast from the Past

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:46 PM

JAN. 23, 1954

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 53 years ago:

Jobless claims filed in county running heavy

Signs of the times were indicated today by a report issued from the Norwalk headquarters of the State Employment offices.

James Wood, manager, stated that his office had 397 jobless claims registered as of this week, compared to only 99 for the same period last year.

New Cadillac now on display at Eberts

The motoring public will be given an opportunity to inspect the restyled and new 1954 Cadillac car on Saturday and Sunday in the showrooms of Ebert and Son Motor Sales, 77 East Main Street. Visiting hours are to be from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday until late in the day.

Visitors will find the 1954 Cadillac, the most beautiful motoring creation of all time. New style features include low roof slhouette, license plate lights, wider rear window, deck lid, rear bumper and guards, rear fender tail-light fins, circular exhaust ports, hood onament, headlamp visirs, grill syling, front bumper and guards, wheel discks, lower hood and fender lines, cowl air intake, roof overhang, panoramic windshield door styling and all around visibility.

Wallsmen, handicapped by height, nipped by Shelby, 78 to 67

A scrappy Norwalk Truckers five lost their first Northern Ohio League game in two starts here last night when they were nipped 78-67 by Shelby's Whippets.

Two big first half quarters set the margin of victory for the Shelbians when they collected 40 tallies to Norwalk's 31.

Height was a big factor in tossing the game to the Whippets. They were helped tremendously under the backboards by lanky pivot man Don Buckman and forwards Lowell Jarrell and Dick Cecil, the trio averaging well over six feet.

Diminutive Wincel Ingram rattled the hoops for 29 points to help keep his teammates out front.

But despite the handicaps under which the Truckers played, they put in a commendable night's work with Jim Spettle pacing the attack by dunking 29 points. Jim Witter placed a high percentage of his set shots, racking up 14 points. Dave Hunter hit for 10 and John Schaechterle 9.

Alice Wigton honored

On Tuesday evening of this week, Mrs. Dick Grover entertained at her home for the pleasure of Alice Wigton whose marriage is an event of next week. The party was a kitchen and bathroom shower.

After an alphabetical story contest the guests read favorite recipes and made a cook book for the bride-elect.

Many attractive and useful gifts were then unwrapped and later refreshments were served.

The guest list included, besides the guest of honor, her mother, Mrs. P.V. DeLamter, Miss Bertha Schumm, Mrs. Harry Young, Mrs. Weldon Sandger, Mrs. Milo Walker, Mrs. Chas. Fordham, Mrs. Elsie Ennis, Mrs. Nelle Stentz, Mrs. Don Bowen,Mrs. Milton Decker, Mrs. Jos. Meyers, Mrs. Wm. Avers, Mrs. Al Amato, Mrs. Paul Levers and Mrs. H.P. Sandow.

Local dealer wins award

Paul A. Levers, local Dodge-Plymouth dealer, has been awarded a plaque for his service training program, as announced today by the Dodge Division, Chrysler Corp.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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