MARCH 17, 1959
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 48 years ago:
Seek Children's Home Parcel As School Site
The Norwalk Board of Education agreed last night the undertake the purchase of more than 18 acres of county-owned land, part of the Children's Home property at 190 Benedict Ave., as a site for future addition to the school plant.
The board authorized George F. Inn, president, and Superintendent James F. McBride, to continue negations with the county commissioners and to submit a bid in the event that they advertise the property for sale.
The action was taken after Dr. Linn and Mr. McBride reported on preliminary discussions which they have had with the commissioners recently after learning that sale of the property was under consideration.
Marks St. Patrick's Day With Green Whiskers
In a page 1 photo and holding a mammoth shamrock, Mayor Louis G. Frey is shown going all-out for St. Patrick's Day by getting his whiskers tinted green for the occasion at Joe's Barbershop. Mr. Vartorella is shown applying the tint with a brush while his aide, John Lolla, is seen taking up the access with a towel. The facial decorations of the Mayor and Mr. Lolla are in anticipation of the observance of the Firelands area sesquicentennial which will be observed the last week of July.
N.F. Chit-Chat Club Plans Husband's Party
The Chit-Chat Club of North Fairfield met Wednesday evening with Mrs. Burr Francisco Jr. at Olena. Fourteen members answered roll call with a "lunch box suggestion."
Mrs. Kenneth Earl conducted the business meeting and devotions were given by the hostess. A contribution was voted the Red Cross and a potluck supper at the Greenwich Lumber Company for members and their husbands was discussed.
Mrs. Robert Whitright and Mrs. Donald Nielsen were in charge of the program and the group played "I Doubt It," with Mrs. Earl LaLonde and Mrs. Earl as the winners. The door prize was won by Mrs. Don White.
Mrs. Ralph Albright assisted the hostess in serving tempting refreshments.
Flyer Booster Club to Hold Annual Election
The St. Paul Boosters Association will hold their regular meeting Wednesday at the St. Paul dining room at 8:30, with the most important part of the meeting being the election of officers.
Jack Weisenberger and Ben Preston have been nominated for the president's duties, while vice president nominees are Robert Young and Bud Brandy, Treasurers are Bernard Binsack, and Jack Meesig, while secretaries are Paul Gross and Florence Wagner. Two board of director members will be chosen from William Heyman, Butch Myers, Don Fries and Neill Ebert.
Compiled by Joe Centers