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BLAST FROM THE PAST - 10-cent beer night turns ugly; Norwalk man dies at game

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:45 PM

JUNE 5, 1974

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 33 years ago:

'Beer Night' a real bust

CLEVELAND (UPI) The director of stadium operations for the Cleveland Indians today blamed a "10-cent beer night" for a melee in which hundreds of fans, described by an umpire as "uncontrollable beasts," swarmed on the field during a game between the Indians and Texas Rangers Tuesday night.

Police arrested eight persons and another was hospitalized during the melee, which caused umpires to forfeit the game to the Rangers.

Man dies at ball game

A Norwalk man collapsed and died while attending a baseball game Tuesday night at Cleveland Municipal Stadium.

Charles E. Douglass, 28 North Pleasant St., was with a son-in-law, Lyle Berner. Mr. Douglass was stricken while leaving the stadium. He was 84 years old.

Tune changes on court costs

The tune has mysteriously changed about what a municipal court would cost the City of Norwalk.

For years, the argument against a municipal court has been that it would cost too much. Suddenly it is being described as a money-maker.

"We're not suggesting anything underhanded," Reflector Editor Jack Brown said in his opinion/editorial, "It's merely obvious that no one in city hall is years gone by has really made a serious study of municipal courts."

...If Norwalk wants a municipal court and City Council voted in favor of the idea Tuesday night Ohio Senator Robert Corts will be one senator trying to steer it through the legislature this week and next.

Couple will mark silver anniversary

MONROEVILLE Mr. and Mrs. James L. Meyer, Monroeville, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary June 9. Mr. Meyer and the former Jeanette Adelman were married June 9, 1949 in Monroeville.

Compiled by Joe Centers

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