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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Send-off for soldiers slated for Saturday at Norwalk

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:51 PM

March 26, 1942

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

Plan send-off for soldiers here Saturday

When a contingent of selectees leaves the city Saturday to enter service, a send-off sponsored by the Norwalk Kiwanis Club will take place. The high school band is to play.

The high school band is to leave the high school at 11:05 a.m. and is scheduled to start to play in front of the post office at 11:10 a.m. until the motor bus leaves.

Draft board officials report each selectee will display a small American flag.

Norwalk business men and others are requested to be present 15 minutes before the leaving time, which is 11:25 a.m. to bid farewell to the boys.

Treasurer Collier is honored

County treasurer Harold B. Collier has been named a member of the convention committee of the state Treasurers’ Association of which F.E. Callor of Youngstown is chairman. The committee will meet soon.

Accepts position

Miss Ruth Neuberger of Norwalk has accepted a position at the office of the county auditor. Her salary will be $920 a year. Miss Neuberger has been a part-time employee at the city hall.

Sheriff Mellott will attend defense meeting

Sheriff Jesse W. Mellott will be in Columbus tomorrow to attend the state meeting of sheriffs in the Nici House. This gathering will be a part of the state defense movement. Col. Kerr, commandant at Camp Perry, will be among the speakers.

Dana Call lands 25-pound carp

Dana Call, manager of the City Loan Co., had the good luck of catching a 33-inch carp yesterday weighing 25 pounds. He was fishing for suckers in Buck Creek which flows south of New London and empties into the Vermilion River south of Fitchville. The location was near the Palmer farm and the Big Four railway.

The carp measured 26 inches at the girth and contained 5 pounds of eggs. Mr. Calls said that he had never seen so many eggs in any fish. It had two rows five inches deep by two inches wide and 10 inches in length. It was caught on a No. 2 sucker hook. The fisherman also caught some good sized suckers.

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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