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BLAST FROM THE PAST - GOP enjoys great election

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

NOV. 9, 1960

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 47 years ago:

Republicans swept back into office by comfortable margins

Despite Democrat John F. Kennedy's slim win over Richard Nixon in the presidential election, it was a great day for the Republicans in the Huron County elections yesterday.

All opposed candidates on the county ticket were returned to office by substantial margins. Among the victorious candidates: Bernard W. Freeman, prosecutor; Harry V. Jump, representative; Harold B. Collier, treasurer; John Borgia, sheriff; Less S. Hudson, recorder; Donald Robertson, commissioner; Arthur F. Herner, commissioner; and Dana W. Call, clerk of courts.

Cocktail bar in city is sold

The liquor license of Harry F. Pflieger, operator of the Avalon Cocktail Lounge, is in the process of being transferred to Frank E. and Richard J. Mayle and Mary E. Hickey, the Ohio Department of Liquor Control reported today.

Mr. Pflieger, who has been operating the lounge since 1945, reported that he plans to continue residing in Norwalk but has no specific objective so far as future employment is concerned.

Carpenter wins final Bulldog of the Week honor

Dave Carpenter, senior gridder for the Norwalk High Truckers, was the unanimous choice as last week's Bulldog of the Week in the Shelby game. Carpenter, who was chosen for the honor due to his tremendous play, knows almost every position on the team and has played this year at the halfback spot as well as an end on offense.

Big Tom Smith took down two honors as he won the offensive and defensive lineman honors. Fullback John Levels was the offensive back and Jim Smith won the defensive back honor.

Emmons stars as kicker at Wooster College

Jerry Emmons, 240 pound tackle for the College of Wooster from Norwalk, afforded the only bright spot for the Scots last Saturday when Wooster lost to Ohio Wesleyan 11-3 at Delaware.

With seven seconds to play in the half, with the Bishops leading 3-0, Emmons kicked a 37-yard field goal to tie the score.

Emmons now does all Wooster's long distance kicking, is the kick off specialist, and has developed into one of the best in Wooster's history.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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