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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Snake found in typewriter

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:19 PM

SEPT. 21, 1974

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 33 years ago:

Snake found in typewriter

When you start repairing a typewriter, you can find a lot of things. Maybe an eraser has slipped into the works, or maybe a ruler.

The one thing you don't expect to see is a two-and-one half-foot boa constrictor. But that's just what Paul Norwood found when he began repairing a typewriter Friday at Ebert's Inc., 20 W. Main Street.

Attached to the portable electric typewriter was a note that read "Capitals not right clean and repair." He tested the capitals and it appeared something was cushioning the mechanism under the carriage. Sure enough, something was. A snake.

Norwood left the snake alone and called the Russell Wilhelm of Wilectric, who had brought the machine in. It turns out the snake is their son Jerry's pet.

The snake had been missing for about three weeks. Apparently he slithered away from where he was kept in the Wilhelms' basement office in their home at 148 Benedict Ave.

NHS 1st team defense has shut out foes last 4 games

While most of the glory from Friday's night's 33-6 Norwalk High win over Bucyrus will go to the offense which gained 418 yards rushing, the Trucker defense came through with another outstanding effort.

For the fourth straight game, the Trucker first team did not yield a point.

Coach Bob Hart could find little fault with his defense and praised the pass rush.

"That was the whole story," he began.

"They threw some balls out there where we weren't covering the defender as tight as I would have liked. But the ball was not thrown on target because of a good rush.

A photo showed Norwalk High first stringers horsing around on the bench during the second half of the Bucyrus game: Jim Ramsay, Barry Smith, John McCarty and Ed Arlin.

Sycamore Hills golf champions

Saturday, September 14, two leagues played their season championships at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. Norwalk Furniture's Ray Gerken Classic was held in the morning with John Adams and Ray Goodsite carding nets of 65 for first place. Dennis Jacklin was longest drive honors on No. 2 and again on No. 9. In the afternoon the Tuesday Night Industrial League played a 2-man scramble.

Ron Albright and Dave Battles defeated Hoyt Lolla and Gene Brill in a sudden death playoff after both teams tied with scores of 33.

Car hits tree

Mrs. Donald Ware, 84 Woodlawn Ave., was pictured in the paper standing by her garage where a car hit early Sunday. The driver lost control on a curve while being pursued by police.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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