The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 50 years ago:
New drug store planned in city
A new Revco Drug Store is to be located in Norwalk.
Charles Rosen, executive vice president of the discount drug store chain, told the Reflector this morning that a store was to open here.
It is expected to be open before April 10.
Rosen did no disclose the location, but local reports indicate it was to be in a recently vacated store on East Main St.
Bachelor’s home burns
A rural Norwalk man walked away from the smoldering remains of what had been his home for more than 20 years.
He was carrying a bundle of papers, a tea kettle and a few other personal articles wrapped in a tablecloth.
“This is about it,” Eugene Bruckman said. “This is about all that’s left...they wouldn’t let me go in and get anything more...because of the smoke, you know.”
“I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Bruckman said. “I’m all mixed up. Nothing like this ever happened to me.”
Bruckman’s house on New State Road burned to the ground Thursday night. An overheated coal furnace in the basement did it.
WILLARD — Negotiations resumed in the Pioneer Rubber strike this morning as representatives of the company and United Rubber Workers Local 804 met starting at 9:30 a.m.
Willard Police Chief Calvin C. Fillings reported an exceptionally peaceful night. He said for over two hours there were no pickets at all at Pioneer Plant No.3 where most of the windows were broken last week.
Norwalk soldier enroute to Vietnam
Louis Balint, son of Mrs. Maria Balint of 54 E. Summit St. N., left this week enroute to Vietnam.
Balint, a 1966 graduate of St. Paul’s High School, completed basic training at Fort Benning, Ga.
He took a specialist training as a clerk-typist at Fort Dix, N.J.
Coming Saturday — March 11, 1967: Fillings to quit
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok