The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 45 years ago:
Judge Antrim collapses in his office
Judge Russell T. Antrim collapsed in his office Monday afternoon and was taken by ambulance to Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital.
He was admitted to the intensive care unit and was reported in “guarded” condition this morning.
The judge was stricken about 2:30 p.m. while conferring in his chambers with attorneys Ronald H. Freeman and Michael Fegen.
The judge, 43, was appointed to the probate and juvenile court bench in 1965 and was elected in his own right the following years.
Sunny side up
To a female prisoner, the Huron County Jail is practically home, sweet, home.
She wrote a letter to the Norwalk Mayor’s Committee on Human Relations saying, “We have all the luxuries of home, three meals a day, and a bath every night if we want it, and good beds to sleep in.”
The mayor’s committee is investigating conditions at the county jail.
The lady is serving 30 days in jail because she could not pay a traffic fine. She was found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Retires from Navy
A Norwalk man retired Sept. 1 after 30 years of Navy service. He is Donald Fuller, chief boatswain mate.
Fuller joined the Navy in 1943 and served in the fleet reserve since 1962. He was a recruiter here from 1955 to 1958.
Fuller received honors for good conduct in the Asiatic Pacific campaign, the Philippine liberation, World War II victory occupation as well as the Korean Service and the United Nations medal.
Forty-six-year-old Fuller works at the Ford Motor Plant, Sandusky, and operates his own reg cleaning business. He resides at 137 St. Mary’s St.
Lefty Grove Junior Division award winners
(Photo captions) THE CHAMPS: Sheller Globe won the league title this year Team members are Dennis Brummitt, Kevin Tighe, Scott Colvin, Scott Herster, John Roth, Carl Osborn, Bobby Osborn, Jim Chapin, Randy Kraft, Mike Berry, Bob Summerlin, Tom Sprenz, coach Dave Roth, sponsor P.J. Spradlin, manager Jim Berry. Tom Cannon, Vincent Leber and Tom Hipp are not pictured.
SLUGGER: Todd Brown of Reineck’s took home two awards Monday night. He won the batting title with a .559 batting average and also took home run honors.
THE NICE GUYS: The Jaycees were presented with Sportsmanship Awards. Team members are John Frank, Jim Titter, Jeff Waldron, Gerald Velcheck, Stan Taylor, Jerry Smith, Bob Lippert, Stan Smith, Tom Albright, Denny Bauer, manager Bill Hackbush, coach Jerry Volcheck. Not present were Bob Ridgeway, Todd Moore, Pat Rinner, Jaun Felix and Doug Bleile.
Coming Wednesday -—Sept. 13, 1972: Stutsman stuns Williams 42-27
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok