AUG. 4, 1968
The top stories in the Reflector on this date 39 years ago:
Norwalk may hire
tax expert Tuesday
Authorization to hire a consultant to set up a city income tax system for Norwalk will come up at a city council meting Tuesday night.
City solicitor Frederick F. Waugh has been asked to prepare a resolution authorizing City Auditor Charles Hipp to hire an income tax consultant.
If the resolution is adopted, Hipp and members of council's Finance Committee will meet either after the meeting or later in the week to decide which of three firms being considered will be hired to do the job.
City fire turns new
furniture to ashes
That was a joyful day two months ago when the furniture truck stopped in front of Ventura Sanchez' home in Norwalk.
Out of the van came a new davenport, two overstuffed chairs, an electric stove, a kitchen table and chairs, dressers and end tables.
"MY wife was happy," Sanchez, 27, recalled Sunday. He had bought a thousand dollars worth of new furniture as a birthday surprise for his wife, Carman, 26.
Today, the new furniture - and the family's other belongings - lay in the ashes of their home at 50 Glover Street. A fire started in a downstairs bedroom at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The Sanchezes had time to save their children before the house filled with flames.
Embers of the Willow Brook Beavers 4-H Club posed for a photo in the paper with signs they have made to remind Norwalk Township residents of the quarterly trash pick-ups. The signs will be placed along township roads. Club members pictured included Tim Woodward, Frank Schwab, Ti Slocum, Jeff Parmo, Allen and Bob Elliott. The township trustees have asked that residents place their trash at the roadside for the next pick-up, Monday, Aug. 12.
If you don't think women take their softball seriously, you just weren't around this weekend.
The Norwalk city tournament was scheduled to start Saturday and it almost did. But then the girls of Saginaw Wire decided that a protest was in order. They disputed their 8-7 loss to Bob Myer Chevrolet the Saturday before.
A league rule stating that nine players could be on a team instead of ten if only none showed up was misunderstood to mean that only nine ever needed to be used if the team so desired.
When Saginaw attempted to do this the week before, it had been overruled by league resident Barb Jameson, who, incidentally, also played for opposing Bob Meyer. Saginaw protested and other officials agreed that since the rule was only vaguely stated the game must be replayed.
So Saturday the two teams met again and Bob Meyer defeated Saginaw again, this time 7-2.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok