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BLAST FROM THE PAST - All bets off in M'ville

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:13 PM

MAY 6, 1959

The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on this date 49 years ago:

Suspected bookie busted

MONROEVILLE - Bookmaking, in operation in this community for the past month, came to a sudden end yesterday when a Norwalk man was taken into custody in a raid conducted by Police Chief Jerrold Henery and Patrolman Bob Ackerman, who were accompanied by Council President James L. Tyler.

The man was brought to the county jail with a bill of information filed by Chief Henery with Prosecutor Bernard Freeman.

Police also confiscated a record book listing the names of about a dozen local residents who allegedly had placed bets ranging from $2 to $88.

16 at NHS tapped for honors body

Sixteen students of Norwalk High School nine seniors and seven juniors were tapped for membership in the National Honor Society in the traditional ceremony which took place at a special assembly in the school auditorium this afternoon.

The students honored were kept in the dark as to their selection until the time of the ceremony although confidential arrangements had been made for their parents to be present.

Election to the Society is made by the school faculty on the basis of each student's scholarship, leadership, character and service.

The new members are: Seniors Patricia Bowers, George DeZelar, Gerald Emmons, Charles Fadley, Myrna Kistermaker, Judy Linder, Judy Smith, Sue Smith and Patricia Young; and Juniors Thomas P. Allen, Janet Brinker, Marcus Fowler, John Matanovich, Linda McLaughlin, Homer Stall and Lois Wilkinson.

Addressing the student body, Superintendent James H. McBride stressed the importance of scholarship in preparation for future careers. James N. Ross, principal, outlined the procedure in selecting students for society membership.

The impressive initiation ceremony, which concluded the program, was in charge of Ruth Seil, faculty advisor, and was conducted by the following active members of the chapter: Judy Carpenter, Anne Lowe, LaWana Swartz, Linda Upper, Duane Ringle and Pete White.

Marie Roth elected state vice-regent

Miss Marie Roth, past regent of Circle 384 Daughters of Isabella, was elected state vice regent during the state convention held last weekend at the Netherland Hilton Hotel in Cincinnati.

Mrs. Ed Beier, regent of the Norwalk Circle, was delegate to the state meeting.

Mike Finch new Eagles Prexy

Mike Finch will be the new president of the Norwalk Eagles Lodge following the annual elections held last evening. His term of office begins June 1.

Other officers chosen were: Clayton Boehler, vice president; Robert Wise, chaplain; Joe Minardi, treasurer; Marshall Lewis, conductor; Dana Leigh, inside guard; Richard Seitz, outside; and Robert Lippert, trustee.

- Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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