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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:04 PM

Jan. 7, 1952

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 56 years ago:

First triplets make debut at local hospital

Norwalk’s first set of triplets — so far as the records show, anyway — were born at 11:20 a.m. yesterday at Memorial Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lewis, who reside on the Townline Road, seven miles from North Fairfield.

The babies, a boy and two girls, weighed nearly 12 pounds. The boy tipped the scales at four pounds 10 ounces; one girl, four-four, and the smallest, two-eight-and-a-half.

The attending physician was Dr. C.B. Thomas. It was also his first experience with triplets since serving his internship in Cleveland. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis have three other children, two boys and a girl, ranging in age from six to 12.

The triplets are going to be the recipients of a huge gift package form the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, it was announced today by Phil Diehl, president.

The Chamber, through its retail merchant committee, today began the collection of toilet articles, bassinets, clothing and blankets, the presentation of which will take place when the infants and their mother are ready to leave Memorial Hospital.

Those merchants and others  who wish to participate in the gift package and do not have articles suitable for infants may make a cash gift, Mr. Diehl pointed out.

All articles and money are to be taken to Wayne Ward at the Taber Store.

Norwalk to have new machine firm

A new factory, Youngstown Miller, Inc., is moving its operations here form Nuttley, N.J., and plans to be in production within two weeks, it was announced today by James MacMurray, president.

Mr. MacMurray, son-in-law of A.E. Meyers, local Plymouth Desota agency operator, announced the new firm will be located in the plant building formerly occupied by the Norwalk Chemcial Co., owned by Mr. Myers and Ford Bedford. They acquired the property, including several smaller buildings and five acres of land, several months ago at a sheriff’s sale.

Fire loss in city cut to $30,309 in 1951

Although the fire loss in Norwalk was less than half the sum in 1951 than in 1950, members of the local fire department responded to a total of 96 alarms with only 79 in 1950, Fire Chief Bill Lohman reported today.

The loss in 1951 suffered by property owners totaled $38,148.25, of which $30,309.75 was covered by insurance. In 1950, the loss was $79,146.75, with $12,694 not insured.

Four children hurt when car hits embankment

Five persons, including four children, received lacerations and multiple bruises at 7 last evening when the car driven by Cleo J.. Meyer, 36, of Mansfield, failed to negotiate a curve on the Ridge Road and ploughed into a roadside embankment, highway patrolmen reported.

The children, sons and daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Clement Sr., R.D. North Fairfield, were: Carrie, 16; Clifton, 11; Hilda, 14; and Clement Jr., 7. All were treated and released except Clement, who also suffered a broken right leg.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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