BLAST FROM THE PAST

MAY 22, 1974 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this day 33 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

MAY 22, 1974

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this day 33 years ago:

Democrats re-elected Hogsett

Members of the Huron County Democratic Central Committee dissuaded two of their officers from retiring Tuesday night.

Chairman John Hogsett, New London, had told reporters Monday he was planning to retire because there was "too much work" connected wit the job.

Hogsett, 83, has been chairman 24 years.

Secretary Leona Weisenberger, deputy director of the Huron County Board of Elections, always was planning to retire.

Clayton F. Bick of Norwalk, rumored as in line for the chairmanship, was re-appointed treasurer.

Top musicians

Pictured in the paper were four New London High School seniors who received top awards at the annual spring concert Sunday. They included Rhonda Hale, outstanding senior chorus member; Dawn Young, the John Philip Sousa Award; Jeanine Marett, a scholarship given to an outstanding music student; and Kurt Erlenbach, outstanding senior musician.

Teachers look at 'gas saver'

Three Norwalk science teachers Monday took a look at the fuel system designed by Ron Spetter and Spetter hopes their evaluations will help him find a financial backer.

Spetter claims he has invented a system to use gasoline more efficiently, and get up to five times as many miles per gallon with little exhaust.

The teachers asked not to be identified.

Truckers wind up baseball year with loss

It just wasn't in their horoscope for the Norwalk Truckers baseball team to take the Northern Ohio League baseball title in their third year of playing.

The Truckers needed a win by Willard over league-leader Tiffin Columbian coupled with a Trucker victory over Bucyrus Tuesday night to share first place with Tiffin. Willard lost 10-9; Norwalk dropped an 11-10 decision.

Norwalk scored six runs in the fifth, four on a grand slam homer by Paul Schwartz, the first grand slam in Norwalk's history.

Dan Hipp had two hits for Norwalk, while Steve Hester, playing in his final game, had a double in four trips to the plate.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok