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BLAST FROM THE PAST Elks moving to New State Road

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:49 PM

MARCH 3, 1959

The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on this date 48 years ago:

Elks get OK to sell

Lodge on E. Main St.

Members of the Norwalk Elks Club got the green light from the Grand Lodge headquarters in New York City to sell their downtown quarters and move all lodge facilities to the club house of the Elks Country Club on the New State Road, just south of here, it was announced today by Exalted Ruler Tom Paffenbarger.

Mr. Paffenbarger announced that the Grand Lodge ruling came following a local membership meeting at which the proposed move was endorsed by an overwhelming vote. Three trustees, it was reported, held out against the change.

Early rush for plates

Although the Huron County Automobile Club issued nearly 50 percent more license plates yesterday than on opening day last year, the staff working with more efficient facilities in the club's remodeled office was able to take care of the rush without causing the delays of previous years. Miss Katharine Dombart, club secretary, reported that more than a thousand plates were issued yesterday compared with 700 on 1958's opening day. Pictured in the paper were Mrs. Al Schwarz, who was shown handing the new red-on-white tags to Merlin G. Smith, 51 S. Linwood Ave.

Easter Seal campaign seeks $4,500 for crippled children

The annual Easter Seal drive for funds to provide help for Huron County's crippled children was underway today as mailmen began delivering 9,828 appeal letters to residents of the county.

County Commissioner Arthur F. Herner, chairman for the 1959 campaign, announced today that the local Society for Crippled Children has set $4,500 as its goal for the campaign.

Proceeds of last year's drive, according to Mrs. James H. Lydy, Willard, the Society's executive secretary, were used to purchase an audiometer for county-wide use; to contributed $1,000 to the classes for retarded children; to pay for $516 in braces, glasses and hearing aids and to send nine handicapped children to summer camp.

PTA activities

The following students of Hartland School were top salesmen for the ham supper sponsored Saturday evening by the Hartland PTA: Charlene Bedford, Vicky Wolfe, Danny Gessner, Gerald Hamer, Loretta Clouse and Charlene Weisenberger.

Approximately 259 tickets were sold for the annual event.

Come-As-You-Are party highlights meeting

The "Merry Misses" club of North Fairfeild enjoyed a come-as-you-are party for the February meeting, preceded with a potluck supper enjoyed by some 20 members with Mrs. Jerry Minniear as hostess.

Mrs. Lloyd McPherson, president, opened the meeting with devotions and roll call was answered with a favorite TV program. The program included colored slides taken by Mr. Minniear on his recent trip to Canada.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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