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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:52 PM

APRIL 12, 1968

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:

Cole: City needs open housing

Anti-poverty Director Emerson Cole thinks open housing legislation is needed in Norwalk.

"I am interested to see if local city fathers take the lead," said Cole, speaking Thursday night to the Norwalk Grassroots organization.

Noting the signing of federal open housing legislation by President Johnson Thursday, Cole said "today is a historic milestone."

Open housing, he continued, "has a direct connection with anti-poverty. When you restrict the movements of people you have the condition for poverty."

He said the open housing push in Sandusky will be continued and added, "I think an open housing ordinance is needed in Norwalk. I will be interested to see if local city fathers take the lead."

Reveal plans for new supermarket

Plans for a new 18,000 square-foot supermarket in Norwalk were released today by T&A Saveway Markets Inc. of Mansfield.

The new store, to be located at Benedict Avenue and Firelands Blvd., is scheduled for opening late this year.

The store will have a bakery and an old fashioned deli. The two departments will also cater to the needs of large parties, weddings and similar social functions.

Six insulators on high line smashed

Six heavy insulators on a high voltage power line in Norwalk have been smashed, apparently with rifles, police said today.

Chief L.C. Hilson said the damage was discovered by an electrical maintenance crew Thursday morning. Someone in the neighborhood had reported a momentary power failure late Wednesday night.

Hillman 3-hitter tops Berlin

Three-hit pitching by Dick Hillman and a pair of straight set victories by Chris Amato and Norb Smith paved the way for the Norwalk St. Paul baseball and tennis teams to gain their second wins this week.

The Flyer nine again came from behind to pull out a 4-2 extra inning win over Berlin Heights to hike its record to 2-1.

Trailing 2-1 going into the final inning, Mike Vogus led off with a solid single and rode home on a triple by catcher Steve Missler to send it into overtime.

The winning runs were scored in the top of the eighth as winning pitcher Dick Hillman tripled, and Denny Humbel singled to send home the lead run. After Nick Takacs was safe on a fielder's choice he later scored on another hit by Missler.

The Saints' first tally had come in the third as Kevin Trares singled and after an infield out came across on a fielder's choice.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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