BLAST FROM THE PAST Wayward 6-year-old returns

APRIL 25, 1951 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 56 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

APRIL 25, 1951

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 56 years ago:

Boy subject of search returns with big story

Unaware that he had created a furor last evening when his parents reported him missing, little Jimmie Weber, 6, came straggling home, all bedraggled, shirt missing and sopping wet.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Weber, 229 Benedict Ave., and a first-grader at Benedict School.

Accompanied by a playmate from Woodlawn Avenue, the boy excitedly told of an exploration trip along the wilds of Norwalk Creek, south of East Elm Street. During the course of the journey the two lads became separated when one of them fell into the water.

Meanwhile the distraught parents placed an alarm with police when he failed to show up for supper. A hasty check disclosed that he was last seen in the vicinity of the creek.

Police and the lad's father unsuccessfully combed the area in hip boots and when they were about to call for reinforcements, word of the boy's arrival home was received.

Jimmie was missing for about an hour and a half.

Norwalkians start new machine firm

C.E. Brown, gunsmith and watch repairman, and John B. Laible, have founded a new company incorporated under the name of Norwalk Machines, it was announced today.

The new company, which will have a modest beginning at 119 E. Seminary, will engage in the production under sub-contracts, of precision metal products, Mr. Laible stated.

Truckers lose track meet and opening tennis match

The Norwalk Truckers lost to Willard 77-23 in a dual track meet here yesterday afternoon and to Sandusky 6-1 in the opening tennis match in this city yesterday afternoon.

Again co-captain Rufus Oglesby proved to be the mainstay of the track squad by winning both the mile run and the half-mile run. Oglesby has not been defeated in either event this season so far and is favored to repeat as champion of the runs in the Northern Ohio League track meet here next Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Coach Chucky Hardy's team has lost four straight dual track meets but has been gaining experience.

Coach Harry Shadle's tennis team made its first appearance of the season yesterday afternoon by entertaining the veteran Sandusky team on the Whitney and Pleasant Street Courts.

The only Trucker to come through with a victory was Mike Battles.

Huron defeats Flyers 4-3

The St. Paul Flyers went down to defeat before Huron 4-3 in a close baseball game here yesterday afternoon that went into two extra innings before it was decided.

Jim Berry, St. Paul starting pitcher, gave up seven hits, six walks and struck out six Huron batters.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok