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BLAST FROM THE PAST - White awarded scholarship

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:55 PM

MAY 5, 1959

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 48 years ago:

Local man wins scholarship for study in France

Keith E. White, son of Mrs. A.G. White, Route 20, a student of architecture at Western Reserve University, was announced today as recipient of the 1959 Charles Frederick Schweinfurth Scholarship to be used for continuing his studies in Europe.

Mr. White, a graduate of Norwalk High School, who is now in his fourth year of study in Western Reserve's Department of Architecture, plans to use the scholarship at the School of Fine Arts in the Palais de Fontainebleau, near Paris.

A second scholarship of similar nature was also awarded to John Ruffing, formerly of Bellevue.

Hurt in 75-foot plunge while riding mower

Emerson Wheeler, 57, is recovering at the Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital with a severe chest injury received last evening when he was thrown down a steep 75-foot ravine while riding a power mower at his home, 45 Warren Drive.

Wheeler, according to members of his family, suffered the injury when the heavy machine fell on him in the course of the wild plunge.

The victim, completely disabled, was carried up the ravine by his son, Roger, 15, his father-in-law, John P. Cofey, and Dr. William B. Holman, a neighbor, who also administered first aid pending the arrival of a Graham-Young ambulance who took him to the hospital.

According to Cofey, who was first on the scene and who summoned aid, the mower, with Wheeler on the seat, toppled down Norwalk Creek ravine when the vehicle struck a tree stump.

Wheeler's condition this morning at the hospital was reported as fairly good.

Chit chat

Mrs. Aubrey Stoutenburg and Mrs. George Van Doren were guests of Ohio University for the annual "Mothers' Weekend." They were in Athens for three days of planned festivities and honors awards for students. Daughters Janna Stoutenburg and Judith Van Doren, both juniors, were listed in the highest 10 percent of their class.

Hospital auxiliary elects officers

Members of the Fisher-Titus Hospital Auxiliary met last evening in the hospital dining room for their annual meeting.

Mrs. H.S. Bowen presided at the business meeting, at which time officers were elected for the ensuing year.

Results of the balloting were as follows: Mrs. C.W. Goodell, president; Mrs. R.C. Storey, first vice-president; Mrs. Karl Baumeyer, second vice president; Mrs. L.A. Wright, secretary; and Mrs. A.O. White, treasurer.

Mrs. Humiston elected president

St. Paul's Episcopal Parish House was the setting for the May Fellowship Breakfast sponsored by the Norwalk Council of Church Women. The tables were decorated with May baskets of spring flowers and breakfast was served by the Episcopal women.

The Rev. Paul Carpenter of the Baptist Church gave the invocation. At the business meeting, presided over by the president, Miss May Lloyd, the usual annual reports were read, including the migrant chairman, Mrs. Robert Lawrence Bender. Dr. John D. Green told of his meeting with the Governor's Migrant Committee.

The following officers for 1959-1960 were elected: Mrs. Scott Humiston, president; Mrs. Rolland McCrillis, first vice president; Mrs. Bernard Freeman, third vice president; Mrs. Elmer Balduff, third vice president; Mrs. Austin Bock, secretary; and Mrs. George Souslin, treasurer.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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