July 21, 1950
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 57 years ago:
Judge Luther Van Horn dismissed the jury after it failed to read a verdict in the trial of the $15,000 negligence suit of Alice Reilly vs. Hornish Bros., Defiance, O.
Leon Stone, foreman, New London, at seven last evening, following three hours of deliberations, told the court that the talesmen could not reach a verdict.
The action was the outgrowth of a traffic mishap at the intersection of Main and Woodlawn. During the course of the trial both parties claimed tha the light had been in their favor.
The suit will be tried before another jury sometime in September.
Children’s activities on playground
Approximately 180 children participated in children’s activities on Norwalk’s three supervised playground areas. McGuan, Stoutenberg and Pleasant Street parks during the fifth week of the playground program, it was announced today Virginia Clayton.
Amateur contests were highlights of the week at both Stoutenberg and Pleasant Street parks. First-place winners were Bunny Robey, Gail Duncan and Michael Bennett; second-place winners Glen Duncan and Richard Heyl; third-place winners were Mildred Bramhill, Karen Ann Lawrence, Carolyn Fish; fourth-place winner was Sharon White. The amateur contest proved very successful with many children participating.
Mrs. H.E. Bell appointed to county FHA
Mrs. Harriet E. Bell, Rt. 1, Norwalk, was appointed a member of the Huron County Farmers Home Administration Committee, replacing Mrs. Lucille Bond, North Fairfield, whose term of service has expired.
Alf Welfle sinks hole-in-one on C.C. No. 5 hole
Alfred Welfle, 10 Pine St., Norwalk, made an ace on the par 3 no. 5 hole at the Norwalk Elks Country Club.
Mr. Welfle, playing in a foursome with Chas. Peckham, Fred Terry and Wilbur Terry Jr., used a No. 7 iron on the 130-yard hole.
This has been the first hole-in-one since F.L. “Nig” Schneider made on three years ago on the same hole. Incidentally, Mr. Welfle finished the nine holes with 37 strokes, one over par.
Eight Knot Hole Teams in action on Friday night
A new member has been added to the Norwalk Knot Hole League and eight teams will see action Friday night at McGuan at 7:30.
Four abbreviated games of two innings each will be played and the public is cordially invited.
The first game will pit Terrible Twenty against Smitty’s Smoothies. In the second game, the Indians and Dodgers will play. Tigers and Red Sox in the third and the Yankees against Our Gang, the new member.
Members of Terrible Twenty are: Mike Battles, Jim Witter, Jim Rolsten, John Schaechterle, Dick Heaston, Ed Surr, Ed Raymond, Ronnie Keysor, Gary Silcox, Ben Denuffey, Bob Allen, Ronnie Baker, Ronnie Link and Dave McIllvaine. Sam Spinello Jr. is the manager.
Members of the Smoothies are: Clarence Smith, Don Watkins, Allen Myers, Bill Sullivan, Bobbie Brown, Dick Simon, Dick Doughty, Beeny Preston, Gary Miller, Dick Spinello, Bob Mitchell, Art Ruffing and Joe Stoll with Raymond Smith as manager.
Indians members are: Tom Lane, John Shelley, Joe Murray, Dave Griffith, Larry Griffin, Dick Papalinski, John Copsey, David Munson, John Schauss, George Merrill, Dan Reagan, Dom Caprars, Donnie Zureich, Teddy Smith, Billy Cash, Bob Casts and Ed Burrill.
The Dodgers line up with Al Parks, Jim Bunden, Annel Angel, Roddy Ensminger, Monty Anderson, Gary Wechtor, Don Bliele, Dave Sitterly, Jimmie Rodgers, Chuck Rogers, Tommy Westrick and Jim Wilkinson with Dick Rogers the manager.
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok