Here are the top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1965:
Old R-H building given to city schools
Norwalk Board of Education members today accepted as a gift from the White family, the former Reflector-Herald building. It will become the board of education building with space for administrative offices and central supply storage.
The two-story structure at 19-21 N. Hester St., was given to the board by its owners, Alice S.White, Alice W. Rau and Dudley A. White, Jr. The building had been up for sale. It was vacated last June when the new Reflector offices were opened at Monroe and Foster.
Wins $100 bond as millionth person to call Huron County Bank time and temperature service
Little did Mrs. William Rupp, 19 Homewood Avenue, suspect she would be richer by a $100 U.S. Savings Bond, when she placed a call last Thursday to the Huron County Bank’s time and temperature service.
As it turned out, she was the 1,000,000 person to call that service since its installation in Sept., 1963, and thereby won the $100 bond offered by the bank to the person placing that call.
“I just can’t believe it,” Mrs. Rupp said on being advised by President Joseph V. Motsch that she was the winner. “It’s the first time in my life I ever won anything.”
“It makes the flu more tolerable,” she said.
Willard area barn razed by fire
WILLARD -—Loss was estimated at $60,000 in a fire which destroyed a Norwich Township barn, livestock, grain and equipment shortly after 7 a.m. today.
The 40 by 64 foot barn on the farm of Paul Haspeslagh, Wertz Road, was a total loss, with not even the walls of the wood structure left standing.
Lost were 11 cows, two heifers, one calf, 62 hogs, 1,500 bales of hay, 1,800 bales of straw, 500 bushels of oats, one large farm mower, two combines, a grain mower, a hay rack, a grain drill, a milking machine and miscellaneous tools.
“We have a few pigs left,” Mrs. Haspeslagh said.
(Photo caption) The Shoestring Players are polishing their production of “The Velvet Glove” to be staged thii weekend in the Norwalk High School auditorium. Running through a scene at a clubroom rehearsal are Grace Sayles, Barnes Graham and George Mahlke. Graham plays Bishop Gregory, who is annoyed at Mother Hildebrand, portrayed by Mrs. Sayles, who petitions him on behalf of a liberal young history teacher. Mahlke appears in the role of Mgsr. Burk and is directing the play.
Coming Tuesday — Feb. 27, 1965: Monroeville business burns
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok