OCT. 29, 1969
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 38 years ago:
City council trims tax proposal
Norwalk City Council, giving in to demands of many critics, has decided to trim the controversial income tax proposal to a half of one per cent.
The Reflector also has learned that a council committee has cut the administration's water and sewer rate increases.
Both matters were discussed by council in a closed session Tuesday night.
The decision to go for a half percent tax was based on the water and sewer rate increases currently under study. "Because of the water and sewer rates, they decided for the time being to go with the half and see what the experience will be with expenditures next year," said finance chairman Allen Hakes.
Horse hits windshield
A horse owned by John Absher reared up and struck the car windshield of Michael A. Loyer, 17, of Harland Center Road just south of U.S. 20 Tuesday.
Loyer was westbound on Hartland Center Road when Absher's coach started across the roadway from a field west of the road.
The pinto mare apparently became startled when it saw the oncoming car. It reared up and damaged Loyer's roof, windshield and mirror.
Pictured in the paper were Norwalk High School freshman girls who lead the cheers for the freshman football team. They are Debbie Leslie, Diana Borgia, Ellen Kramer, Jan Waugh and Jill Ryder.
Amato-Wasiniak break 16 records against Mounties
The Norwalk St. Paul's-Mapleton game Friday night was a record smashing affair for the Flyers.
Passes from Chris Amato to Mike Wasiniak were responsible for 16 new marks in the Flyer record books.
Between them, Amato and Wasiniak hold all of the school's passing records except two.
Amato passed for 342 yards against Mapleton to erase his old record of 293 in the Monroeville game this year. He increased his career passing yardage to 3,543 and his season yardage to 1,433, exceeding the record set last year by himself by 339 yards.
Wasiniak caught eight passes for four touchdowns, which were responsible for three records most passes caught in one game, most touchdown passes caught in one game and most season touchdown passes caught seven (The latter is more than was snagged by Jim Grine in 1967.)
Compiled by Andy Prutsok