JULY 10, 1957
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 50 years ago:
Municipal court for Norwalk recommended by Mayor Young
Mayor Henry E. Young today announced he will recommend to city council at its next meeting Tuesday the establishment here of a municipal court.
Mr. Young stated he was confident that the Huron County Bar Association, which is sympathetic for the establishment of such a court, would work with the solons and assist them in reaching a decision.
In making the recommendation, Mr. Young, whose term of office expires at the end of the year, pointed to the bill signed by Governor C. William O'Neill which wiped out the office of peace justice and set up instead a new minor court system to be known as the county court system.
Citizens Committee nominated by school district delegates
Eleven Huron County residents, representing the county's eight local and three city school districts, today are members of the Huron County Citizens Committee.
The 11 citizens were nominated Tuesday evening at a constitutional convention of delegates representing the boards of education of the three municipalities and the eight local school districts.
The convention, mandated in a petition signed by more than 400 Huron County citizens, was called by County Superintendent Ralph Brown.
Residents nominated to the citizens committee and the school district each represents are: Walter Staugh, Bellevue; Mrs. William R. Wilkinson, Norwalk; Dr. J.B. Starbuck, Willard; Mrs. Shirley Jensen, Bronson-Norwalk; Keith Heilman, Hartland; Norman Didion, Lynne; Walter Matthews, Monroeville; James Garrett, New London; Mrs. Helen Woodruff, Iroquois; Ben Van Zoest, Huron Valley; and John Burke, Townsend-Wakeman.
Typewriter is stolen from church office
Theft of a typewriter and a small amount of change from the office of St. Paul's Episcopal Church was reported to police yesterday by Mrs. B. Whitman Dennison, wife of the rector of the church.
The theft was discovered by Mrs. Richard Wooster, 175 Milan Ave., when she came to work at the church office.
Wesley Preston's right eye, injured at the Elks Country Club in a July 4th accident, was removed yesterday in surgery performed by Dr. H.R. Bolman.
A spokesman at the hospital reported that Mr. Preston had a comfortable night and that his condition was said to be "good."
The annual Wilcox Reunion was held last Sunday at the North Fairfield Grange Hall with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sweeting and Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis acting as hosts.
A round-tripper by Tom Bleile was a big assist for the Tom O'Donnells last evening when they downed Nobles 7-3. The game was called in the middle of the fifth inning due to the curfew ruling.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok