Rebounding is big factor; Swick gets 19
Although the temperature outside was nearly freezing, the Milan Indians made it uncomfortably warm for the St. Paul Flyers Saturday night at the East Main Street gym as they took an early lead and fought off a weak last quarter rally by the Saints to cop an easy 69-52 decision.
With junior forward George Tigges leading the way with 24 points, the Indians rambled to a 20-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Flyers closed the gap to eight points by halftime, 30-22, but the red-hot Tribesmen from the north came on strong in the final half to outscore their hosts 39-30.
The Flyers held the lead just once in the game as guard Dick Parish hit on a field goal with a little over a minute gone in the first quarter. Forward Joe Bibb, who hit on a foul shot for the first point of the game, made the locals lead very short lived as he hit on a field goal to send the Milanites into a 3-2 lead. Parish came back with a foul shot to knot the score at 3-3, but then guard Jim Ohlemacher sent the Indians ahead to stay with his first fielder.
Monroeville edges Ruggles Troy 59-50
The Monroeville Eagles picked up their 10th win of the season against just three losses as they turned back the visiting Ruggles Troy cagers by a 59-50 score Saturday night.
Bob Holm was high for the winners with 17 points while Norb Perry had 12.
Jim Caufman had 16 and Tim Piplinger 12 for the losers.
January marks 50 years for Norwalk couple
A weekend of dinner parties marked the 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 7 of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Merner 20 1/2 Cline Street, Norwalk.
A surprise family dinner was given at Kathe Kreuser’s Restaurant in Avon, after which Mr. and Mrs. James Bates entertained the group at their home in Bay Village.
The Merners have seven children: Mrs. Agnes Bates, Bay Village; Mrs. Helen Schwab, Castalia; John, Sandusky; George, Avon Lake; RIchard, Rocky RIver; Mrs. Rita Reed, Avon Lake; and Mrs. Ruth Connell, Cleveland.
Dorothy Saladin is installed as worth advisor,
Rainbow for girls, in Saturday evening exercise
Dorothy Saladin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Saladin Jr., was installed as Worthy Advisor of Norwalk Assembly No. 103, Order of the Rainbow for girls, Saturday evening. The installation exercises took place at the Masonic Temple before more than 200 members and friends with Mr. Saladin acting as Honorary Installing Officer. Miss Dianne Fowler, P.WA., who was the installing officer, was assisted by Marlene Ringle, Loraine Carter and Pam Fenton Jr., all past worthy advisors, Carol Seely, Mrs. F.S. Fadley, Lydia Koslow, Carol Cole, Kay Austin, Janet Kramb, Marcia McIntyre, John Stiver, Mary Davis and Carol Phillips.
Other officers who were installed were Camie Felter, as worthy associate advisor, Karen Van Saup, Myrial Chambers, Toni Cronk, Mary Ann Whiteman, Barbara Murray, Patty Betz, Roberta Brunow, Sandra Livengood, Mary Ellen Griffin, Kathy Shoop, Mary Saladin, Stacia Swarts, Phyllis Armstrong, Kathy Grobb, Karol Brechwald. Historian is Carol Cole and reporter is Leona Hay.