The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1945:
Leighton Battles joins Lawrence-Reamer Agency
Lawrence-Reamer Insurance Agency announces that Leighton Battles has become an associate member of their agency. Leighton, after spending three years in the service, twenty-seven months of which were spent in Iran, has returned to Norwalk where he was formerly in the insurance business.
Ernsberger’s airport gets much publicity
Park Ernsberger, who operates an airfield on his 120 acre farm south of Norwalk, is receiving national-wide publicity.
Since the 16th of last June more than 600 planes have come down on the field and more than 1,000 fliers have registered. Many newspapers, magazines and radio stations have carried news and comments on the success of Mr. Ernsberger in converting a major part of his farm into one of the most successful airports in the country.
The north-south runway is 1,600 feet long without obstructions and the East-West runway is 2,000 feet long. Mr. Ernsberger is starting work on a 2,000-feet southwest-northeast runway.
An indication of the widely flung reputation of the field is the fact that recently aviators arrived from New York City, Cumberland, Md., Seattle, Texas and Arizona.
County supplies about 3,300 men for war service
At the local draft board, it is announced that for World War II, Huron County was called upon for about 3,300 men and about 125 women, or about one-tenth of the population of the county.
Records of the boards show only 3,162 have been sent to fill draft calls but an additional hundred or so men less than 18 years of age, have entered service. It is estimated that 700 former World War II men have returned to their homes in Huron County. At the draft boards here, more than 500 of the returned veterans have registered. The local boards went into action Nov. 27, 1940.
Junior DAR’s hostesses for guest night
Junior members of the Sally DeForest chapter, NSDAR, will be the hostesses Wednesday evening at the DAR House when the chapter observes its annual Guest Night for eligibles. Those serving will be Mrs. George Rentus, president of the organization; Mrs. Aubrey Stoutenberg, Mrs. John Gardiner III, Mrs. Robert Price, Mrs. B.D. Young, Mrs. Robert Arthur, Mrs. Betty Boyle, Mrs. John Schauss, Mrs. Karl Schauss, Mrs. M.L. Battles Jr., Mrs. Moreley Price, Mrs. E.W. Moss and the Misses Ellen Colby Little, Maxine Squires and Dorothy Holman.
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok