MAY 31, 1960
The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on this date 47 years ago:
Norwalk honors dead heroes despite downpour
The memories of those who have died serving their country were honored in Norwalk yesterday in spite of a relentless downpour which forced the first cancellation in 40 years of its traditional parade and outdoor Memorial observance.
Pictured in the paper were Earl Timmons, Charles Doney, Jack Brady, Allen House, Robert Timmons and Mrs. Charlotte Sim of the VFW and its auxiliary conducting the traditional mound ceremony during the observance.
After working for weeks to build and decorate this float to the memory of "An Unknown Soldier," Ann Vartorella and Carol Widman, 1 and 7 Case Street, respectively, didn't let yesterday's rain interfere with its appearance in the Memorial Day observance at the Armory. Recruiting the aid of several boys of the neighborhood, they had it carried into the Armory and were rewarded for their efforts by receiving first prize.
Noted alumnus to speak at NHS 100th graduation
The Centennial Commencement of Norwalk High School at Whitney Field Tuesday will have as its principal speaker and alumnus, Dr. Howard B. Jefferson, who since his graduation in 1919 has achieved outstanding distinction as an educator.
Dr. Jefferson is completing his 14th year as president of Clark University, Worcester, Mass., prior to which he was professor of philosophy at Colgate University.
In addition to being the author of two books, "The God of Ethical Religion," and "Experience and the Christian Faith," he is the coauthor of five other books on religion and philosophy beside being a contributor to professional journals in these subjects.
Fires top round
Larry Carpenter, Elks Country Club champ many times, fired his best game this year when he posted a 35-32-67 this weekend. After taking a bogey on the first hole in the first round, Carpenter picked up birdies on the sixth and seventh. He birdied four, five, eight and nine in his final round for a terrific 32, four strokes under par.
Al Shankman also posted his best effort as he shot 74 for 18 holes. The duo played with club pro Howie Ware and Bob White.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok