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BLAST FROM THE PAST - K of C purchasing W. Main St. home

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:47 PM

JUNE 27, 1947

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 60 years ago:

Club purchase of home a certainty

Purchase by the Knights of Columbus of the Anderson home on W. Main St. as club headquarters was announced as a certainty today by Attorney Clifford Brown, who is handling negotiations for the deal with Attorney Frank Carpenter, counsel for the Anderson estate.

With the signing of papers by both parties to go through the purchase agreement pledges and cash from K of C members are already being received by Joe Boehner, secretary-treasurer of the club.

A protest against the acquisition of the Anderson home by the club was lodged with officers in the form of a petition signed by about 12 residents in the neighborhood. A spokesman for the residents this morning stated the protest was dropped when it was learned both parties were bound to the deal.

Residents of the neighborhood in their protest claimed that the club headquarters noises would be a nuisance to the neighborhood.

Polio group votes re-election of its officers

Officers of the Huron County chapter of the National Foundation of Infants Paralysis re-elected at its annual meeting were the following:

Ruth Friend, chairman; Guy Latham, vice chairman John O'Hara, treasurer; Mrs. R.D. Connelly, secretary.

Board members are Leonard Gerber, Wakeman, Kenneth Kirkpatrick, New London; Thomas McIntyre, North Fairfield; Mrs. Valle Eachenluab, Greenwich; Henry Stapf, Willard; H. Maynard Sheldon, Monroeville; Joseph Strayer, Lion's Club, Bellevue and Mrs. Edith Taylor, Norwalk.

Conference of Elks to be held here Saturday

The quarterly conference of the North Central Ohio Elks Association will be held at the Norwalk Elks Country Club at a two-day meeting tomorrow and Sunday in conjunction with the first annual district invitational open golf tournament.

The program will begin Saturday afternoon with the start of the golf tournament to be completed Sunday morning and afternoon. Two loving cups and valuable merchandise prizes will be presented to the winners.

44 to be guests of Cleveland Indians

Forty-four members of the Methodist Sunday school intermediate department winners in an attendance contest, will be guests of Bill Veeck and the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland Saturday at the ball game.

The winners, who were not absent more than once in a three-month period, will leave the church at 10 a.m. in provided transportation.

Those making the trip are Ann and Jim Blackburn, Richard Becker, Robert Bell, Beverly Barr, Ethel Benner, Avis Baker, Jane and Patricia Cross, Joyce Ann Comer, Dale and Billy Dauch, Ben Duffy, Leah Elmer, Jerry Eaton, Donna Jean Hannel, Frank Hicks, Juanda Hutton, Martha Klieger and Jim McDonald.

Also, Joanne Massie, Dale and Evelyn Olcott, Lola O'Dell, Carolyn and James Ralsten, Vesta Reynolds, Dete Reilly, Marjorie Smith, Fred Standford, Fred Shepard, Ruth Smith, Dean Togleman, Lee Toomer, Arlene Thudium, Carole Taylor, Natlaie White, Roland Wildman, Wayne Ward, Jack and Richart Wetzel, Bob Wilkinson, Joann Ward and Joanne Wilcox.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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