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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Would-be thieves trip alarm, flee

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:49 PM

FEB. 27, 1967

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

Burglar alarm rings, 2 flee

Two thieves who tried to break into the office of Wickes Lumber Co. on Ohio 18 near Norwalk apparently got cold feet when they set off the burglar alarm. They fled without taking anything.

Yard foreman Floyd Carpenter discovered that two padlocks on the gate to the company's wire-enclosed yard had been broken when he reported for work this morning.

Amplifier missing from school; suspect theft

Police are investigating a suspected burglary at Norwalk High School, which occurred sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

An amplifier is believed to have been taken from the school. Cletis Joseph Giles, custodian, discovered that a window at the southwest corner of the school leading to a restroom on the basement floor was broken Sunday afternoon.

Three millionth call

The 3 millionth call was answered Friday by the Huron County Banking Company's Time and Temperature Service. Pictured in the paper were Mayor Harold E. Finch, who was presenting an award for the service to Joseph B. Match, president of the bank. Representing Northern Ohio Telephone Company was E.W. Jonas, district manager. The time and temperature service is provided through the telephone company. More than 2,000 calls a day have been received by the equipment during the past three years.

Girls Scouts go international

Pictured in the paper looking at a Korean flag at Sunday's Girl Scout "Thinking Day" program in the Norwalk High School auditorium, are, from left, Elizabeth Ford, a graduating senior Scout; Miss Millicent M. Palmer, executive director of the Erie Shores Girl Scout Council; Elizabeth Johnson, another senior; and Jeanne Fisher, dressed in Korean Garb. Purpose of the event was to give the scouts an opportunity to think of Girl Scouts throughout the world. More than 500 Norwalk members attended.

Norwalk Marines train 200 hours

Marine Private Roland C. Loolen Jr., of 32 Jefferson Street, and Marine Private Joseph R. Love have completed four weeks of individual combat training.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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