The top stories in the Norwalk Refleftor-Herald on this date in 1956:
14 persons hurt in smash-ups; none seriously
Highway and driving conditions of Saturday morning were virtually duplicated today when a freezing rain covered roads and streets with an icy sheet of film.
Scores of persons were late for their jobs when they were compelled to abandon their cars along side highways due to the treacherous driving conditions. Conditions were particularly bad in the central and south portion of the county.
One of the worst mishaps Saturday involved a car in charge of Roman D. Simon, 62, Monroeville, and a Midwest Transfer Company truck driven by Donald Bogan, 29, of Cleveland.
Simon, his wife, Estalla; George Scheid, 73, also of the same address, and Arlene Fisher, 30, of 5 Newton, were taken to the hospital for check and treatment of minor injuries.
Burglars get cash, goods at Buurma home
WILLARD — Burglars sometime Saturday night entered the house of Henry Buurma, south of here, and made off with approximately $255 in cash and property valued at more than $382, it was reported by Sheriff Harry Broome.
The thieves apparently took their time, systematically ransacking a filing cabinet and going through drawers throughout the house. Included in the cash loss were 11 silver dollars.
Articles reported missing included an Eastman Kodak Brownie flash camera and attachments, including brown leather carrying case; an 8 mm Eastman Kodak movie camera and accessories; two Schick electric razors; a string of cultured pearls valued at $80; one man’s purple Alexandrite ring in white gold mounting; one girl’s ruby ring in yellow gold mounting.
Diminutive Truckers lose to big Akron 5
When the spring leaves your legs it’s tough enough to compete with a team in your own league. And it’s that much tougher when your opponents tower above the six foot mark.
That, briefly, tells the story of the Norwalk High Truckers against a rangy Akron Kenmore five Saturday night.
Coach Grant Walls’ boys played a nip-and-tuck game with the visitors until toward the middle of the third canto when they obviously began to fade.
The Kenmore big boys took over and dominated the play under the backboard from there on.
There was only one lad they couldn’t stop. That was Jim Rogers, who had another big night for himself.
Army 1st Lt. Lyle C. Berner, 14 High St., is receiving cold weather indoctrination in the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan. He is commanding officer of Headquarters Battery of the division’s 33rd Field Artillery Battalion. His wife, Ann, is with him at Fort Riley.
Coming Thursday — Feb. 7, 1956: Staff at Willard hospital rushed with patients
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok