Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, June 22, 1950

Thursday, June 22, 1950 —

  • The West Main Street location of the Arcade Theater, destroyed by fire in 1946, has now been filled with two stores: a Read’s Drug Store and the new Castleberg’s Jewelers. To mark Castlebergs’ opening, Salisbury Police escorted two store employees from the Salisbury National Bank across busy Main Street. The employees were carrying about $250,000 in diamonds that will be put on public display as part of an open house event. Al Manche is manager of the store, which has its business roots in Baltimore.
  • Salisbury attorney Richard E. Cullen, 36, of Delmar has filed as a candidate for the House of Delegates, bringing the total to four candidates in the September Democratic primary. Mary L. Nock and Harry L. Messick are seeking re-election; on Tuesday, City Councilman Henry H. Hanna Jr. entered the contest. E. Homer White is expected to get in the race next week. Cullen, a native of Franklin City, Va., is serving his second term as secretary of the county’s Liquor Control Board.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Stanley G. Robins, their daughter, Anne, and their son, Jack, have returned from a wedding in Kingston, N.Y., in which Jack served as best man. A student at Maryland Law School in Baltimore, Jack is home for the summer.
  • Joe Schiller, the 1949 Green Hill Yacht & Country Club champion, has been named by Baltimore Mayor Thomas A. De’Alesandro to serve on the rules and advisory committee for the upcoming Eastern Open to be played at Mount Pleasant Golf Course.
  • A University of Maryland entomologist has confirmed that several corn fields on farms in the Spring Hill area of Wicomico County are infested with corn ear worms. Dr. T.L. Bissell said DDT is the best way to kills the worms, which also feast on tomatoes. Last season, the Spring Hill area was ravaged by Army worms.

 

Greg Bassett is editor and general manager of Salisbury Independent. Reach him at gbassett@newszap.com

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