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Radio station engages three Norwalk girls

• Aug 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on Sept 19, 1943:


Radio station engages three Norwalk girls

Miss Betty Lout Terry, Miss Sally Stevenson and Miss Martha Stevenson have been engaged to sing over the radio from the broadcasting station in Mansfield.

They will be heard each Sunday afternoon at 4:30 in a fifteen minute program. 

The trio has become quite popular here, having appeared before the public many times.

Betty Louis is the daughter of Mrs. Bernice Terry of E. Main St. and Sally and Martha Stevenson are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. Stevenson of Newton Street.


Receives divorce from witness in Franklin case

In common pleas court this morning Judge E.G. Martin granted a divorce to Warren E. Mills of Norwalk, a soldier. His wife was Shirley Mills, aged 16, who proved the leading witness for the state in the recent trial of Mrs. Hilda Wyant Franklin, who was sentenced to the state reformatory for women at Marysville, after being convicted of the charge of contributing to the delinquency of minor children.

It is given out that the husband of Mrs. Franklin has signified in a conversation with a court magistrate that he would receive his wife after the completion of her sentence. But so far, neither Franklin nor his wife has paid the fine of $500 imposed by probate Judge Luther Van Horn. Under the law, Mrs. Franklin, in case of nonpayment, would be required to serve out her fine at the rate of $1.00 per day.


New partnership at Willard is announced

WILLARD — Announcement is made that Louis Wilkinson has entered into a partnership with Mrs. Luella Buckingham in the operation of the Buckingham Elevator Coal & Supply Co.

He will be manager and will begin his new duties the last of the week. Mrs. Ralph Miller has been engaged as bookkeeper. Mrs. Buckingham will remain active in the business.

Since the death of her husband, Harris Buckingham, five years ago, Mrs. Buckingham has managed the elevator. Mr. WIlkinson was with The Pioneer Rubber Co. until about two years ago, when he took over the scavenger work of  the city.


Shot gun shells scarce and Jim Crow gets break

With shot gun shells almost impossible to obtain because of war department orders, crows are making rapid gains in this locality.

Not only are the birds increasing but they have become so tame that many of them often will remain in trees until persons some within less than 100 feet of them. In normal times, crow hunters keep the birds in check and consequently are of no little aid to farmers



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