OCT. 15, 1967
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 40 years ago:
Car hits woman at intersection
A 66-year-old Norwalk woman was hit by a car in the downtown square early this morning while walking to work.
Treated at Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital for scratches and a possible ankle injury was Mrs. Rosella Agnes Burrill, 14 Marshall Street.
City police cited Bernard L. Meyer, 63, rural Monroeville, for failing to stop at a red light.
Fireman and Fire Queen
Pictured in the paper was Rosemary Willard, Milan Fire Queen, as she helped the village observe Fire Prevention Week. She posed with Fire Chief Charles Cook.
Truckers fall in final seconds
The Boston Red Sox and the Norwalk Truckers have at least two things in common. They both fought up to the last minute and both lost.
With the Truckers, it wasn't even up to the last minute. It was up to the last 30 seconds. That's when the Galion Tigers pushed the ball over the goal line for six points and the ball game.
With less than a minute to go in the game and score tied 0-0, a pass interference penalty brought the ball down to the Trucker 33 yard line. On the next play Trucker defender Dan Smith snared a pass for an interception on the 3-yard line, however an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Norwalk nullified Smith's feat and Galion went on to score.
Earlier in the fourth quarter, after looking weary, Norwalk showed signs of life when sophomore quarterback Doug Ott hit speedy little Billy Raines from the Trucker 23 to the Galion 45, but the drive sputtered.
Norwalk Coach Bill Mrukowski blamed the heart-breaking loss on weak offensive blocking.
Flyers offense gets moving
The St. Paul Flyers got their offense rolling in high gear for the first time this season Friday night and managed to do it under the worst conditions. The final outcome was a 34-0 victory over Elmore, their sixth of the campaign, without a defeat.
Led by the bulldozing runs of fullback Bill Rospert and halfback Dick Hillman, the Saints managed 324 yards on the ground an picked up an additional 81 yards through the air lines.
Coach Mike Gottfried's charges, the third best team in the latest UPI wire service poll, cashed in for 14 points in the first quarter and added 14 more in the third quarter before pushing over a final TD midway through the final quarter.
Rough Riders rally, beat Monroeville
The Western Reserve Rough Riders came from behind in the fourth quarter to put a damper on Monroeville's Homecoming to defeat the Eagles 7-6.
The lone Eagle score came in the second quarter, on a 25-yard run off right tackle by halfback Steve Rahrig. The score capped a five play 65-yard drive that started on their own 35 yard line. The play, which set up the touchdown was the first one of the five play series, a 45-yard pass from quarterback Steve Miller to end Mike Adleman.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok