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BLAST FROM THE PAST Memorial lake proposal made

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:51 PM

AUG. 10, 1945

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 62 years ago:

Form organization forĀ  recreation lake project

At a largely attended enthusiastic meeting held at the VFW hall last evening, the question of a proposed recreation memorial lake in Huron County honoring returned soldiers was discussed.

Three temporary officers were named: Charles Bishop, chairman; J.P. Frasier, vice chairman; A.H. Specht, secretary; and C.F. Moli, treasurer. Elton Mackin suggested it should be made plain that the project is a county-wide movement and that all proposed sites should be considered.

The Rattlesnake Creek valley near East Norwalk and the Cole Creek locus just west of the city are the only two sites that have been mentioned so far.

During the meeting, these committees were named:

Legislative - A.J. Reamer, Frank Peirce; Mayor R.B. Robertson; Guy A. Hummon; Judge Frank J. Hiltz and Probate Judge Luther Van Horn.

Engineering - G.E. Scott, W.D. Terry, W.A. Saladin, M.G. Irvin, Fred Cole and Robert Wagar.

Publicity chairman, Arthur David.

This is the last season for Jamaican help

The government has been asked to send 24 more Jamaicans to the Willard marsh to be added to the group of workers now in the dormitory at New Pittsburg.

J.F. Stambaugh needs the extra men to help harvest a big crop of fine onions on his farm. Earlier in the year 31 Jamaican laborers came and are employed on the truck gardens and by Stambaugh.


Pvt. Robert Adkins, who has been confined to an Army hospital the past five months, is home on a convalescent furlough.

Dr. Norman Furlong and son, Burr, are in Detroit on a two day business trip and will be back in the city tomorrow.

Sharon and Tom Smith are recovering nicely at their home, 17 North Garden Street, after undergoing tonsillectomies Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Del Morgan, formerly with the Overhuis Drug Store, was in town yesterday calling on old friends.

He is now living in Bratenahl and is in the employ of Jack and Heinz.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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