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Finch: Issue is closed

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:08 PM

FEB. 23, 1970

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 38 years ago:

Norwalk police flay mayor's pay statement

Norwalk police are still trying to get city officials to talk wages but city hall says the issue is closed.

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) today replied to a comment by Mayor Harold Finch Saturday that police "are too demanding." The reply came in a prepared statement released today to news media.

Said the FOP of the mayor's remark. "If asking for government of this city to sit down with its employees to have a fair and honest wage negotiation is what you call demanding, then you are right. We are just that."

The FOP also asked, "Possibly if all city employees from every department combined into one strong bargaining power would your answer still be no negotiations, if you are unhappy with your pay, quit?"

Play award winners

Three St. Paul High School students were pictured on the front page for winning awards in the Toledo Diocesan one-act play contest Sunday: Kathie Tinker, Steve Collins and Beryl Bird. They were named best actor and actresses in the Catholic Youth Organization contest. Title of their presentation, a comedy, was "Great Smokies."

Graduates from basic

Private David M. Hanson, son of Mrs. Gertrude Hanson, 4 Reed St., was graduated from basic training at Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 13, Hanson has been assigned to Fort Lee, Va., where he will begin advanced individual training as a quartermaster. He is a 1969 graduate of Norwalk High School.

Little Truckers win

The Norwalk Junior High wrestling squad defeated Clyde 47-11 Friday afternoon for its first win in six meets.

Five Norwalk lads won by pins while four decisioned their opponents. Norwalk also won two matches via forfeit.

Chris Schaffer, Kevin Jameson, Mike Rice, Mark Holtz and Lamen Erby won by pins.

Dick Pugh, John Linder, John Arthur and Hubby Hyatt won with decisions.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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