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Edict issued on use of cosmetics by women during Sesquicentennial

• Jul 5, 2018 at 8:00 PM

July 5, 1959

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1959:


Edict issued on use of cosmetics by women during Sesquicentennial

The women of this city and the area starting today will be restrained from appearing in public wearing cosmetics, bleached hair, perfumes or jewelry.

That’s the order issued in a proclamation signed by Mayor Louis G. Frey after weighting the fact that no mandatory restraint had yet been placed on the female sex in commemorating the 150th birthday of the Firelands.

Mayor Frey, whose proclamation pointed out that the “good men of Norwalk and Firelands have nobly sprouted bushy, hairy outgrowth,” stated that since the women could not grow beards they could at least exempt themselves until Aug. 1, the end of the celebration, of facial adornments.

Exceptions to the cosmetic restraints shall apply to members of the Sesqui Belles, or to those who have obtained the “official cosmetic permit” issued by the Belles.

Those women issued a permit for the use of feminine embellishments will be given buttons to wear in public to show they have been exempted.


Friend winner at Mt. Vernon

George Friend continued his winning ways at the Knox-Vernon Speedway last night as he took another checker, the third in three weeks. The checker this time came in the Crack Whip.

Friend, who had the seventh best qualifying time of the night when he qualified at 21.66, also placed seventh in the feature which was won by Bob Dickerson from Mansfield.

Bernie Grosswiler was also at the track in his “299,” but after taking sixth in the second heat race, he could not move up in the feature.


Now an M.P.

Army Pvt. Harry D. Schick, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl M. Shick, rural North Fairfield, completed eight weeks of military police training at the Provost Marshal General’s School, Fort Gordon, Ga. He attended Greenwich High School.


Willard women depart for European tour

WILLARD — Five local women left yesterday, flying from Cleveland Hopkins Airport to Montreal, from where they are to sail tomorrow aboard the Empress of Britania for a two months European tour.

The group includes Mrs. William H. Kauffman and daughter, Roberta, Mrs. Robert Hamilton, Mrs. W.A. Williams and Mrs. August Bauerle. Their tour will be directed by Dr. C.C. Prugh, professor of German, Heidelberg College. They plan to reach Montreal on their return trip Aug. 26.


Coming Friday — July 6, 1959: Hail storm levels Celeryville crops

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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