MARCH 19, 1968
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:
2nd Vote Set on Mayor-Manager
A second vote on a form of government for the City of Norwalk is due at the City Charter Commission meeting tonight.
An earlier 6-5 vote in favor of a strong mayor system was tossed out last week when commissioners voted 9 to 5 to reconsider. The vote kept the possibility of a city manager system alive.
One of the main points of contention on the earlier vote was the failure of all commissioners to vote. William Dreyer, who introduced the motion to reconsider, argued that the six commissioners who favored a "strong mayor" system did not represent a majority of the 15-member commission.
With the idea of giving every commissioner the opportunity to vote, provision was made last week for anyone absent from the meeting tonight to vote by proxy.
Secretary Charles Furey said this morning he has one proxy vote, that of commissioner Anthony Petrosino who is in Italy on a business trip. The vote, in a sealed envelope, will be opened when the votes are cast tonight.
Consultant Harvey Walker, who has been hired to draft Norwalk's proposed charter, will be in town Wednesday to meet with commissioners as they decide what provisions they want in a charter.
Man Is Bitten By Horse
Burton Witter, 21, rural Norwalk, was treated Monday at Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital after a horse bit him in the back.
Twelve-year-old Cheryl Vowell, Milan, fell off a pony Monday and injured her arm. She was treated and released at Fisher-Titus.
Sean Dougherty, 5, Route 601, Norwalk, was treated for a head injury at the hospital.
A New London resident was treated at Fisher-Titus for a finger injury. Alfred Downing caught his finger in a paper cutter at Fair Publishing.
Willard Girl Earns Cadet Honor
Claire Lucille Catherine Strauss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V.F. Strauss, Willard, has received the rank of Honorary Cadet Lieutenant Colonel in the Corps of Cadets of the Military Science Department of the University of Dayton,
Miss Strauss is a junior in speech education. She holds the position of historian and first battalion sponsor in the Deb Corps organization.
Colonel Uel W. French, professor of military science, and Cadet Colonel Leonard Fullencamp, cadet brigade commander, awarded the rank to Miss Strauss.
Compiled by Joe Centers