MAY 16, 1945
The top story in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 62 years:
City official salary measure introduced
City councilmen last night gave a first reading of an ordinance for the raising of salaries of city officials and gave a second reading to a natural gas rate ordinance based on a recent offer made by the Ohio Fuel Gas Co.
Salary increases as outlined in the ordinance are regarded as moderate under the circumstances.
The proposed new salary annual schedule follows:
Mayor, $1,500, present salary plus $200 for clerk hire. Bond of $2,500 required.
City treasurer, $720, present salary, $375 plus clerk hire; regular bond of $10,000,
City solicitor, $1,000, present salary $800 with $200 for clerk hire.
City auditor, $2,500, present salary $2,100 plus bond $1,000.
President of city council, $180, present salary, $144
City councilmen, $180, present salary $144.
P.E. Weidemaier, president of council, expressed himself as being against a system whereby the mayor of the city would be able to impose unreasonable cost charges against offenders. City solicitor Ex F. Fracy, however, said that this phase of the ordinance would be governed by state laws.
It will be recalled that Mayor R.R. Robertson, after he became mayor, expressed opposition to increasing his salary after his election.
Shelby girl writes for magazines
A short story written by Dawn Powell appears in a current issue of Collier's Magazine. Miss Powell, who was graduated from Shelby High School, edited her high school paper, edited the college paper at Lake Erie College, Painesville, and has written ten novels and is now writing plays.
Reports seeing two wild deer
Park Ernsberger reports he saw two wild deer this morning on his farm on the Old State Road, south of the city.
Seeing the deer on a cross road between two wood lots, he drove to within 200 feet of them and they did not take off until he opened the car door.
The animals appeared to be full grown. A month or so ago, F.M. Chapin reported he had seen a deer on his farm on Route 12, south of Norwalk.
File divorce suits
Mary E. Stutzman of 103 S. Linwood, has commenced action for divorce against Kenneth E. Stutzman.
A divorce has been petitioned for by Ruth Huphrey of 95 Newton St., Norwalk, from Gladden Humphrey.
Adrian A. Johnson of Parma, has been made defendant in a divorce suit commenced by Elvina Johnson of Wakeman.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok