The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 84 years ago:
Average age of death is 64.4 years
At the annual meeting of the Norwalk Cemetery Association held March 6, B.B. Wood was re-elected president and treasurer and E. D. Cline, secretary and superintendent.
The number of burials in Woodlawn Cemetery at the close of this year is six thousand, eight hundred and twenty-eight. One hundred and seven have been added during the past year.
Fifty-one were male and fifty-six were female. Ten were of foreign birth, four being from England, three form Germany, two from Canada and one from Sweden. Sixty-one were from Norwalk; and forty-six were non-residents.
George Lapham buys farm today at sheriff sale
Sheriff David S. Berry this morning sold the 40-acre farm in Norwalk Twp. just north of the city on the Old State Road to George H. Lapham for $2,334. The appraised price was $3,500. The title of the case was Geo. H. Lapham vs. Birdsell McDOnald, et. al.
Thirty-five at paint banquet here last night
Thirty-five master painters and paint dealers were guests last night at the Hotel Avalon at a dinner conducted by C.L. Frye and W.N. Tyson of the Dutch Boy Pain Co. and J.G. Ludy was chariman.
Among those present:
Monroeville painters; Frank Keller, J.R. Keller, C.R. Keller, Henry P. Schafter Jr., Lyle H. Schafer.
Norwalk Dealers: Harry Frishkorn and Chas. C. Culp of Frishkorn Hardware, L.Q. Homan of Homan Sign and GLass Co.
Norwalk painters; Chas. Curran, A.R. Howard, F.T. Nam, Fred Vogue, E.J. Coruser, C.C. Needham, W.K. Spratt, Robert L. Spratt, Roy Mead, C. Hester, E.E. Halter, E.E. Blakeman, L.L. Priest and R.U. Stotts.
Study Club has German program
The Stella Maris Study Club met Monday evening at the home of Mrs. J.R. Mullin on Newton St.
Roll call was responded to with the reading of a short article about a German artist and some of his paintings.
An informal talk on German Home Life, given by Mrs. C.N. Klein, guest speaker of the club, was greatly enjoyed and appreciated. Mrs. Klein visited in Germany about eleven years ago and was able to give a splendid description of the home life of the people in the small village around Trier, along the French border.
Mrs. E.J. Mayle then read a very interesting and instructive paper on German industries.
Miss Gertrude Hafner played several delightful harmonica selections in keeping with the program. Miss Hafner also played guitar accompaniment which was difficult and very cleverly done.
Miss Angela Mullin played several pleasing violin solos.
Coming Thursday — March 9, 1967: Willard policeman hit while checking traffic
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok