April 4, 1972
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 36 years ago:
Schools honor Mozelle Adams tonight
Two hundred fifty people are expected to attend a testimonial dinner for Miss Mozelle Adams at Norwalk Junior High School tonight.
Miss Adams, most recently coordinator of elementary education, retired at the end of the first semester after 50 years as a teacher and administrator in the Norwalk City Schools.
Among those expected to offer their congratulations in person are State Supt. Of Instruction Martin W. Essex; State Rep. Ethel Swanbeck, and Dr. James McBride, director of Firelands Campus of Bowling Green State University.
Norwalk man in national ad
Six magazines with national circulation will carry a picture of Norwalk Furniture Corp. president Jack Gerken in an advertisement.
The picture appears in this week’s issue of Business Week. Other magazines which will carry the advertisement later this year are Forbes, Fortune, Time, Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report.
Gerken is quoted in the advertisement saying, “We never even heard of the firm that got our $2,500,000 contract till we read about them in an ad.”
The contract was to Cunningham-Limp Co. of Birmingham, Mich., which built the company’s new furniture factory last year on Ohio 18 east of town.
City to net $3 million on sale
City Auditor Douglas Colvin says the city will have approximately $3 million left of the proceeds from the sale of the electric system after provision is made for paying debt on the system.
Ohio Edison Co. has agreed to pay $6,096,199 plus the value of materials on hand on the date of the closing of the sale.
Colvin said he would like to see the $3 million put in a trust fund which could be expended only on vote of the people.
3 Girls Staters picked at NL
NEW LONDON — Sue Ann Lash, Linda Jennings and Polly Zimmerman, juniors at New London High School, have been selected to attend Buckeye Girls’ State June 17 to 25 at Capital University, Columbus.
They will be co-sponsored by Broome Wood Post 292 American Legion Auxiliary and the Business and Professional Women.
Sue Ann is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Lash, New London. Linda is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Royce Jennings, rural New London. Polly is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zimmerman, New London.
Eagle track hopes key on “Great Team Depth”
MONROEVILLE — With eleven returning lettermen and two school record holders to build with, Monroeville track coach Ralph Fuhrman hopes to have a Firelands Conference contender.
As Fuhrman puts it, “We have no outstanding individuals, but we should have great team depth, especially in the field events.
This year’s “Mr. Everything” for the Eagles is senior Bob Ackerman. He competes in a variety of events and excels in all of them.
On hurdles, Ackerman holds school marks in both the highs and lows.
The other record holder back is pole vaulter Bill Oper, who topped 11-6 a year ago.
Some of the lesser known team members include Jim Krick, dash, Jeff Bliss, dash, and Eric Heyman, dash, the only three lettermen in the shorter events, but sophomores Jed Myers, Don Rahrig and Dennis Graham are looking to help out.
In the distance competition Steve Smith, Bill Mead, Mike Feurstein and John Thurston all run the mile.
Working on the pole vault along with Oper are junior Gary Jones and sophomores Dan Bemis and Joe Boore.
Spinning their way toward discus success are brothers Scott and Steve Robbins, Limbard and Dennis Van Fleet.
Jeff Bliss, Jim Kimball and Bob Heyl will throw the shot.
Senior Gary Roberts shows promise with a preseason 5-4 high jump while also working on the long jump along with Eric Heyman.
Freshmen Charley Patrick, Ron Smith, Ken Wilhelm, Keith Farley and Mark Graham are also on the track squad but are not eligible for varsity competition.
—Compiled by Andy Prutsok