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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Twins bring total to 15 for Norwalk couple

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:57 AM

OCT. 16, 1967

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 40 years ago:

Norwalk mother of 13 has first set of twins

A Norwalk mother of 13 children gave birth Sunday to her first set of twins.

She is Mrs. Elmer Lesch, 19 Spring St., whose husband is owner and operator of the E. Lesch Canvas Co. of Norwalk.

It was the first multiple birth for the 39- year-old mother who was married at the age of 18.

"It was 15 on the 15th," Mrs. Lesch quipped this morning. Ann Marie, the oldest, was born at 6:49 a.m. Sunday at Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Teresa Marie was born at 7:16 a.m. and tipped the scales at 6 pounds, 13 ounces.

The twins were "a complete surprise" to the Lesches and "especially the doctor (Dr. Nino Camardese), according to Mrs. Lesch.

Camardese willing to give talk

Norwalk physician Dr. N.M. Camardese said today he hoped he would be chosen to speak to the Norwalk Grassroots anti-poverty organization Oct. 26.

The poverty organization last week voted to ask the Huron County Medical Society to send a member to talk about the payment of medical bills by persons on welfare. It would be the first such meeting by the two groups.

Golfers tee off but not as usual

Golfers in the annual Bowers' Trophy tournament teed off Sunday but not as usual. They were blindfolded.

In fact, there's nothing "usual" about this annual golfing gag at the Elks Country Club. On one hole, contestants used a baseball bat instead of a club. On another, they were permitted to use a club while wearing a baseball glove.

Each hole had a handicap arranged by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith, hosts for this year's event. The Bowers' tourney was started in jest in the late 1950s by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bowers, and has been going strong ever since.

Winners this year were Mr. and Mrs. Martin Polano.

3 Norwalk men accept Scout posts

Three executive appointments were announced today by the Southewest District Committee of the Boy Scouts.

Paul Tucker and Federick Waugh were named co-chairmen of the district scout exposition, which will be held in Norwalk next May.

George Manyak of Norwalk has been appointed southwest district chairman for Boy Scouts.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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