The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1943:
Traffic arrest is regarded of much importance
Of more than usual importance from the viewpoint of traffic safety was the arrest of Roy Watts of Sandusky, bread wagon driver, on the charge of failing to observe a stop sign at the junction of Routes 60 and 18 near the Showalter filling station just south of Clarksfield. Watts was given a ticket last Saturday by Deputy Sheriff Lee Hudson and yesterday he was fined $5 and costs by Justice Howard James in Norwalk.
Watts was driving northward. Traffic officers point out that this is one of the most dangerous intersections in the county for the reason that motorists on Route 18 which curves off to the east at the juncture, drive directly into the northbound Route 60 lane, although they may be on their right side of Route 18.
It has been suggested that a red reflecting light be put up for night drivers and that the present stop sign be replaced by one of large size.
Bernard Loyer receives wings
Members of the New London High School, residents of the town and others will be pleased to learn that Bernard Loyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Loyer, who is now stationed at Lake Field, Ariz., received his silver wings on Dec. 4, and is now the proud holder of the rank of 2nd lieutenant.
A graduate of NLHS class of 1937, Loyer was one of the most popular young men among his classmates. A studious young man, he graduated from the local school with honors.
Captain Miller placed in charge of U.S. air port
It has been learned that Airman Junior Miller, son of Judge and Mrs. E.S. Miler of Norwalk, is now a captain and that he is in charge of an airdrome in North Africa under Gen. Doolittle. Captain Miller made a good showing during his training period and gained recognition when he successfully made a forced landing of a plane that was forced down by bad weather near an eastern U.S. city. The captain has fitted himself for executive commanding service by making a study of air plane construction and materials.
Plan to train messengers for defense use
Charles Woodward announced today that on Thursday evening Jan. 7, at 7:00 there will be a committee started for training of boys for Civilian Defense messengers. This meeting will be held at the city council chambers. All boys from the age of 12 and older are asked to join. To be eligible for federal recognition and to wear the messenger insignia boys must take a course in first aid, fire defense, gas defense and a general course of instruction.
Coming Saturday — Jan. 6, 1942: Believe Japs came almost getting Norwalk LSE rails
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok