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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Freezer sales red hot

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:50 PM

JULY 27, 1973

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 35 years ago:

Freezer sales in step with rest of the country

Freezer sales in Norwalk are in step with the rest of the nation, a spot check by the Reflector revealed.

Herb Mann of David F. Bauer Service Co. said sales are double what they are normally. Customers are getting sides or quarters of beef, and want a freezer to store them.

Bill Landenberg of Ideal Appliance Center said sales have almost doubled. He is sold out of 13-cubic-foot and the large, 18-cubic-foot models, he said. Manufacturers are running two weeks behind on orders.

"Out of 12 freezers we have ordered, only five of them aren't already spoken for," Landenberg said.

C.W. Peckham Sr. of Perfected Furniture and Appliances said he can't get enough freezers to sell.

"We got some in a week ago and now they're all gone, but we are expecting to get more Tuesday."

After 150 years, city cemetery not half full

For more than 150 years, Norwalk has been burying most of its dead in Woodlawn Cemetery. Yet its 11,000 graves cover less than half of its 30 acres.

This doesn't mean that Woodlawn is good for another century, but obviously Norwalk isn't pressed for cemetery spaces.

"Space at Woodlawn is unlimited for the present time," said Tom Lendrum, president of the Woodlawn Cemetery Association.

Four years ago, the usually persuasive Lendrum tried unsuccessfully to get the City of Norwalk to take over the operation of Woodlawn.

Sister who gave kidney welcomes brother home

Dan Zika came home to a new life Thursday afternoon.

Dan, the 14-year-old Norwalk boy whose sister gave him one of her kidneys in a transplant operation July 10, was brought home from Cleveland Clinic by his mother about 4 p.m. Thursday.

Dan's first stop was the home of his sister, Mrs. Prudence Bowser, who gave Dan one of her kidneys. Then he headed home for a warm bath.

Girl All Stars play in Berlin Heights

MONROEVILLE The North Central Ohio Girls Softball League will play an all-star game at Berlin Heights at 6 p.m. Monday. It will be followed by a picnic for the players of the seven league teams.

Players from Norwalk and Willard will form the West team that will oppose the all starts from Bay View, Berlin Heights, Huron and Sandusky Cameo, the East team.

Selected from Monroeville were Jeanne Smith, Cindy Wilson, Barb Smith, Mary Rose Miller, infielders; Cindy Christman, center field; Marge Barman, catcher; and Lorrie Watkins, pitcher.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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