Dec. 1, 1948
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 59 years ago:
Christmas Club savings accounts being distributed
Norwalk business will receive a decided boost when citizens begin spending their money from their Christmas savings accounts, which were distributed this week by the Citizens National Bank of Norwalk and the Huron County Banking Co.
More than 1,800 checks totaling at least $125,000 were placed in the hands of thrifty Norwalk and county residents who made weekly deposits during the past 11 months toward their Christmas shopping expenses.
Bank officials spent several days signing the checks, many of which were placed in the mail the last two days. Others will be mailed this morning.
Officials of both banks stated that both the number of depositors and the total amount distributed from Christmas Club accounts represents an increase of more than 30 percent over similar accounts last year.
3 cars damaged when steel skids from big trailer
Three automobiles parked along the north side of W. Main between Whittlesey and Hester were damaged late last night when a load of heavy sheet steel slithered from a truck-trailer as the vehicle turned west from Benedict Ave.
The damaged cars were owned by Dan A. Smith, 61 W. Main, Edward Swabley, 297 W. Main, and Ralph Calahy of Danville, O. The trucking outfit, owned by Oyler Brothers, was driven by Jacob L. Gullion of Canton.
Truckers face A’s in the start of a tough season
Embarking on one of the toughest basketball schedules ever facing a Norwalk high cage squad, the Truckers return to the hardwood wars Friday night against their traditional rivals, the Ashland A’s at the Norwalk High School Gym.
The tilt promises to provide many thrills and surprises since the make-up of both teams is quite different from last year. Norwalk has lost their two forwards, Harry Chandler and Charley Moore, also their guards. Bill Shew, now at Western Reserve, and Jack Wilde.
Returning lettermen are forwards Herb Ryan and Bob VanDette; centers Norm Nestor and Bill McKinley and guards John Borgia and Rich Meagrow.
Coach Grant Walls will attempt to mold a varsity squad with the above lettermen and other boys capable of pushing them off the first team.
Lions Club hears Judge Vetter
Probate Judge Robert Vetter addressed the ladies night meeting of the Lions Club held last evening in the Rainbow Room of Sons Bank Grill. Three ladies, Mrs. Robert Bell, chairman, Mrs. Jack Heaston and Mrs. Charles Hipp were appointed to a committee which will be in charge of the club’s Christmas party.
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok