The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1967:
New firms rap city housing
Norwalk is growing industrially but fails to meet the housing needs of new families brought into the community as the result of that growth.
This is what representatives of new and existing industries faced with finding adequate and pleasant housing for themselves and their employees told nearly 40 local builders, realtors, financial institution executives, Chamber of Commerce and city officials at meeting sponsored Tuesday night by the Chamber.
Chamber President Ralph Bache concluded the meeting by announcing plans to appoint a housing committee to assist in the solution of their problems as well as an annexation committee to work for the annexation of land south of the city.
Officials of New Departure, Fanny Farmer and Saginaw Wire Products Corp., outlined the difficulties they have experienced in finding suitable housing served with city utilities,
City girl has ‘pals’ in nine countries
If 18-year-old Anne Schlacter took a trip around the world, she’d enjoy free accomodations in at least nine countries.
Although Anne has never been farther from Norwalk than Columbus, she has friends in nine countries outside the Untied Stated and communicates with them at least once or twice a month.
“How? They’re her pen pals. In all she has 11 -— four boys and seven girls — living in nine different countries. They’re all teen-agers who live somewhere between the Canadian border and Japanese mainland.
Anne, one of eight children in the James Schlacter family, 4 Rosedale, Blvd., started her hobby five years ago. Then she was a Girl Scout working on her pen pal badge.
Airman David M. Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Baker of R.R.1 North Fairfield, has been selected for technical training at Keesler AFB, Miss., as a U.S. Air Force communications electronics specialist.
Airman Baker, a 1965 graduate of South Central High School, Greenwich, attended Ohio State University
PFC. Daniel J. Allen has been accepted for Officers Candidate School (OCS) in the artillery division of the United States Army. He will report to Fort Sill, Okla., Feb. 12.
PFC Allen was a 1964 graduate of Norwlak High School and attended Emporia State College. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Allen, 62 West Elm St.
Airman James R. Burwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Burwell of R.R. 1 North Fairfield, has been selected for training at Sheppard AFB, Tex., as an Air Force missile facilities specialist.
A 1964 graduate fof South Central High School, Greenwich, he attended Ohio State University at Mansfield.
Humbel doubtful Flyer starter against Fostoria St. Wendelin
Just two more games are left on the St. Paul Flyer cage schedule and a pair of victories would raise the Saints’ record to 7-11, the dream numbers of a crap shooter.
Lady luck may have had something to do with the Flyers’ fine showing against Monroeville last Saturday night but Coach Tom McClain stuck to his game plan to the letter even though his club trailed by as much as ten points at one time in the first half.
“There certainly were a lot of big plays in the game and that shot of John Amato’s (it won the game in the final seconds) was certainly the highlight but I remember twice Bill Kluding single-handedly stopping a Monroeville fast break,” McClain said. “It is plays like this that make the difference in close games.”
McClain added that he is waiting for a report on Bob Humbel to see if he is ready to play, but said he has his doubts that Humbel will be able to play.
The St. Paul starting unit against Fostoria will have Amato and Kluding at the guards, Mike Vogus at the post and Jim Grine and Dick Hillman at the forwards.
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— Compiled by Andy Prutsok