BLAST FROM THE PAST - Gabriel auto horn inventor dies

JUNE 21, 1965 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 42 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

JUNE 21, 1965

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 42 years ago:

Claude Foster, Bellevue, dies

Claude H. Foster, 92, who gave away millions of dollars he earned from his invention of the Gabriel automobile horn, died Monday night in the hospital here.

The industrialist-philanthropist had been confined to the hospital since April 1959, when he was involved in an automobile accident. He was en route to Milan at the time to dedicate an organ he had donated to a church.

The peak of his philanthropic activity came in 1952 when Foster contributed to 16 hospitals and orphanages and to Western Reserve University. Most of the money came from the sale of his Gabriel Manufacturing Company in 1925.

Casper makes Eagle

Dale Casper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curt Casper, formerly of Norwalk and now of Detroit, received his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor Friday in Farmington, Mich.

Those attending from Norwalk were Mr. and Mrs. L.C. McLaughlin, his former scoutmaster, and William Dreyer Jr., and Dennis Stower, two of Dale's friends.

Allen gets high honor from Yale

Thomas Allen, son of Mrs. Katharine Allen, 21 Woodlawn Ave., was graduated magna cum Laude June 14 and 14 from Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

Allen received a bachelor's degree in politics and economics. He was named to Phi Beta Kappa for his scholastic achievement and was given high departmental honors.

Allen, who attended Yale University on scholarship, is a 1960 graduate of Norwalk High School. He was given a scholarship to study for his master's degree at the Yale Law School this September. He is employed by Dale Olsen and Co., Norwalk.

Kiwanians set tour

Kiwanis Club members of District 12 and their wives are to gather at the North Central Substation of the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station near Vickery Thursday for a tour and barbecue supper.

Ken Salisbury, of Monroeville, lieutenant-governor for the district, will head the delegation. Thirteen clubs will be represented.

Pictured in the paper meeting at the North Central Substation to complete plans for the tour and barbecue were committee members Arthur Herner, John Wells, Robert Eby and Fred T. Grimm.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok