JUNE 16, 1958
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Ohio Masons confer honor on local man
A well-known Norwalk attorney, Rex. F. Bacy, 55 South Linwood Ave., was informed today that he had been elected to receive the Meritorious Service Award of the Ohio Scottish Rite Masonic Council an honor which has been given to only 78 residents of the state in the last 11 years.
Formal presentation of the award, which is intended to recognize meritorius service of a masonic character performed by 32nd degree Masons, will take place at the Council's annual meeting in Cleveland next year.
Mr. Bracy has long taken a leading part in local Masonic activities. He is secretary-treasurer of the Huron County Scottish Rite Association and is also an ambassador of the body.
Ex-neighbors go to aid of stricken family
Friends and former neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Fleet Hatley and their three children whose trailer home was destoryed early Saturday moring have gone to the stricken family's aid by undertaking a monetary collection.
The collection is in charge of Mrs. Lynne Shepard, who lives at the trailer court at 56 Jefferson, where the Hatleys resided prior to moving their trailer to Townsend Ave.
Mrs. Shepard stated that contributions are being accepted not only from the Hatleys' former neighbors on Jefferson but any other persons wishing to aid the family who lost all their personal possesions in the fire.
Fire Chief Bill Lohman, meanwhile, repoted that he and District Fire Marshal Millard Jones of Greenwich are continuing their investigaiton of the fire. He said the Hatleys are expected home today following a visit of relatives in Tennessee.
Complete Combat triaining
Two area men Pvts. Herbert W. Gallup, Norwalk, and Thomas E. Strayer, Bellevue, have completed eight weeks of combat training under the Reserve Forces program at Fort Knox, Ky.
Pvt. Gallup, a 1957 graduate of Norwalk High School, attended Bowling Green State University before entering ths Armed Service. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Battles, 233 E. Main St.
Pvt. Stryaer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Strayer, 232 Huffman St., Bellevue, is a graduate of Bellevue High School and was formerly employed as a draftsman by the Kleinsteel Company.
IGA scores 7-4 victory
With Harry Shadle collecting three hits in three trips to the plate and Kenny Jameson hurling two-hit ball, the Schild's IGA team scored a 7-4 victory over Loudy's of Bellevue yesterday afternoon.
One of Shadle's three hits was a booming home run with two men on. Jim Seiz also chimed in with two hits in four times up.
- Compiled by Andy Prutsok