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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Local vocalists shine

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:50 PM

MARCH 23, 1942

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 65 years ago:

Norwalk girls are awarded vocal honors

Two Norwalk High School girls, sole representatives of their school in the North Central Ohio District High School Solo and Ensemble Contests at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music Saturday, were recipients of high awards.

They are Miss Mary Amato and Miss Molly Ann Broome. Miss Amato entered the Alto event, Class B, and won superior rating. She is eligible for the state contest in Columbus early in May.

Miss Broome competed in the mezzo soprano event, Class B and received a rating of excellent and will attend the state contest as an alternate. Both girls have been heard many times during the last year in church choirs and as soloists in concerts given by the A Capella choir of Norwalk high School.

C.L. Guynn has revolver made in 1847

In Scott's Scrap book feature published Saturday night in the Reflector-Herald, appears a picture of a Colt six shot revolver made in 1847.

G.L. Guynn of Norwalk has a weapon of this make in good working condition. It is of the muzzle loading type. It's caliber is about 38. At the head of the cylinder are nipples for percussion caps. The powder is placed in each cylinder and the balls are forced home by a short ramrod attached to the gun. The weapon was well machined and substantially constructed. It's bore is without rifling. Mr. Guynn reports the weapon has been in the Guynn family many years.

Impressive rites are held for Geo. Jefferson

With an unusually large assemblage of grieving friends and relatives present, the Rev. Carleton Shultz, pastor of the First Baptist Church Friday afternoon, conducted the funeral services for the late George Jefferson, a greatly esteemed retired Norwalk merchant. The air was redolent with the perfume of the numerous and strikingly beautiful floral pieces. Pall bearers were: Edgar and Paul Tucker, Kenneth and R.E. Wildman, Homer Lawrence and Clarence Helm. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Will pay honor to commander of VFW post

Thursday, Mar. 26, at 6 p.m. Commander C.L. Gordon of Firelands Post 2743 Veterans of Foreign Wars is to receive a citation for increasing the membership of his post.

The presentation of the citation is to be made by H.P. Bouboule, commander of First District Veterans of Foreign Wars. Other guests of Honor will be Dept. Comdr. Lee O. Kurtis and Past Dept. Comdr. Harold G. Skinner.

All 100 members of the post are requested to be present in honor of their commander.

Motorcycle Club has contest

The Maple City Motorcycle Club had a hare and hound chase Sunday with nine riders taking part. Mrs. Helen Zureich of Norwalk won the trophy by taking first place. Jack Wilcox of Willard took second and Jim Ballard won third. The chase covered about 15 miles in an around Norwalk. A wonderful time was had by all in spite of a few snowflakes and a little mud.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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