BLAST FROM THE PAST

MARCH 24, 1942 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 65 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

MARCH 24, 1942

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 65 years ago:

Miss Alice M. White winner of state-wide Legion contest

W.L. DeWeese, director of the junior activities of the American Legion Department of Ohio, arrived here today to inform the local Legion officers that Miss Alice M. White's essay was selected as one of the winners in the state wide American Legion Auxiliary essay contest.

In deciding and judging the winning essays, Mr. DeWeese stated that the names were detached and a code number substituted so that the judges had no knowledge of the name of the writer, school or locality.

There are three winners in each of the four upper grades of high school and a total of 12 winning essays selected out of 125,000 throughout the state. The prize for the 12 winners will be a week's trip to Washington, D.C. where the Legion has planned a very interesting program.

NHS students will interpret Bright operetta

The high school operetta "Words and Music" is the first modern operetta given by the students. It will be presented in the high school auditorium on Friday, March 27 at 8 o'clock.

The cast has already been announced. There are also two girls' quartets including Molly Ann Broome, Betty Lou Noble, Bert Robertson, Jo Furlong, Patricia Patrick and Sally Bellamy, Alice White, Norma Jean Stevenson.

Kenny Wildman, Jack Moore, Bob Newton, Bill Freeman, Douglas Avery, Bob Watson, Carl McConkey and Bill Morely compose two boys' quartets.

75 selectees to leave here on April 8th

Draft Board No. 1 has received an order for 75 selectees for departure to an induction center on Wednesday, April 8. The list of those selected is to be posted soon at the local county draft board office.

Norwalk stage group becomes incorporated

The Norwalk Shoestring Players, Norwalk's well known dramatic organization has become incorporated at Columbus under the laws of Ohio. The following are listed as representatives of the local organization in the incorporation move: Edwin B. Fessenden, Mary Ringholtz and Don J. Young Jr.

Harry Shadle has fine cage record at Doylestown

Harry Shadle, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Shadle of this city, chalked up another highly successful season as basketball coach at Doylestown High School this year.

Doylestown, a small Class B. school, has a record in basketball for the past six years that any coach would be glad to boast of. They have won the Wayne County League Championship three years in a row, winning 33 and losing 3 in three years.

Sutliff-Batt case on trial

The money-only case of Mary Sutliff vs. Tom Batt was started in common pleas court this morning. Guilbert W. Martin is attorney for the plaintiff and E.B. Miller represents the defendant. Members of the jury are Arnold Knapp, E.C. Wolfe, Emma Hines, Ruth Ketcham, Paul Enzor, Myrtle Alcott, Wayne Garner, Nila Armentrout, Clara K. Weigel, Mary Helen Tastman, Lucy Stillman and Ralph Stotz.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok