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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:55 PM

MAY 6, 1934

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald 73 years ago:

Fisher horse is local hope in famed derby

More than ordinary local interest is centered in today's famous turf classic the Kentucky Derby because one of the leading contenders for the coveted laurels is Mata Hari, a horse owned by Chas. T. Fisher, former Norwalkian.

Mata Hari is headed only by Calvacade in the list of favorites. As the field of 18 horses plunge toward the finish line, hundreds of local people are likely be yelling, or at least thinking, "Come on Mata Hari!"

Frederick receives formal appointment

Charles O. Frederic was officially apprised by James H. Farley, postmaster general, by mail, that he has been appointed postmaster of Norwalk by President Roosevelt.

Recently the U.S. Senate confirmed appointment of Frederick.

Robert Stone will receive college degree

Robert L. Stone of Norwalk will be graduated from the School Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, Mo., at the commencement to be held on May 26, at which time the degree of Bachelor of Science in Ceramics will be conferred upon him.

Stone, who is the son of Dan E. Stone, 99 Benedict Ave., has made an excellent record at the school. In his freshman year he ranked in the upper fifth of the class and is a member of the Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi and the Honorary Engineering Fraternity, Tau Beta Pi, election to which are based on scholarship.

City softball season opens

The city softball season will open Monday evening at 6:30. The Keller News, last year's champs, will play the County Highway team. These teams from all appearances are very evening matched and should put up a good exhibition.

Umpires for the opening game will probably be Bob Spratt and Otto Iseie, last year's stand-bys.

Rev. Vernon to deliver Baptist Centenary talk

The Rev. Howard A. Vernon of Chicago, formerly Norwalk Baptist pastor, will give an address at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the First Baptist Church at Cleveland tomorrow. Mr. Vernon, before coming to Norwalk, was the first pastor of the Cleveland Heights Church in that city.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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