The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1934:
R.C. Orr is elected to city council
At the opening of council session, the Revs. Shields and Conrad, representatives of the local ministers’ Union, made an appeal for an ordinance that could bring about proper control of the liquor traffic here. Mr. Shields, the chief spokesman urged council to take steps to properly cope with the situation for the good of all concerned.
After the ordinance was given its second reading by Dee L. Webb, city auditor, Geo. Fifner, president of council, objected to the minimum fine of $10. “Such a fine would have little effect.” he said. The ordinance was then amended to provide for a fine of $100 for the first offense, $300 for the second and $500 for the third.
After the resignation of C.T. Gahn, councilman at large, was read, Fifner called for a vote to pick a successor. The names of F.B. Cole, C.L. Ford, H.C. Schwarz and R.C. Orr were read. The last named was elected 5 to 1 over Schwarz. Mr. Orr is a veteran councilman was defeated at the last election by Councilman John Janotta.
Boy Scouts given a higher rank
Forty boys were advanced in rank last night in an impressive Boy Scout Court of Honor held in the common pleas court room here.
The following Eagle scouts conducted the candle ceremony illustrating the scout oath and laws: William Saladin, Donald Robertson, O’Darce Merner and Minard Patrick.
These advancements were made:
Life scouts — John Orebaugh, Norwalk; Eugene Funk, New London.
Star scouts — John Cook, Paul Smith, Lawrence Greenwald, Donald Theisen, Norwalk; James Goodrich, New London.
First class scouts — Robert Price, Floyd Wooldridge, Bill Starn, Robert Mebban, Norwalk; Edward Beard and Robert Carpenter, New London.
Second class scouts — Ernest Holmes, Martin Kellogg, Aldin Jackson, Wesley Lawrence, Norwalk; Stuart SIddell, Macklin Clapsaddle and George Hacket, New London.
Blimp circles over Norwalk in snow storm
Shortly after noon today the Goodyear Blimp, Defender, circled over Norwalk. The approach of the blimp was heralded by the roar of the motors which sent the craft along at a speed of about 75 miles an hour. The blimp arrived here during a light snowfall. It headed eastward and evidently is on its way back to the hangar at Akron.
Must live 103 years to get $3,000 bequest
SANDUSKY — Charles Bretz, 72, has $3,000 but he will have to live until he is 103 to collect it all.
Bretz was missing for 40 years from his home here. During his absence a sister died, bequeathing him the $3,000, but stipulating that it should be paid at the rate of $10 a month.
Coming Thursday — March 8, 1979: Strawberry Festival committee plays catchup game
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok