Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Feb. 25, 1977

Friday, Feb. 25, 1977

  • State Sen. E. Homer White agreed to sponsor a measure calling for a new classification of liquor licenses in Wicomico County allowing liquor to be served in night clubs. White said he discussed the proposal with three County Council members and there were no objections. Norris B. Twilley of Mardela Springs, head of the county’s Board of License Commissioners, turned in his resignation to the senator last week after the County Council amended zoning laws allowing the council final say on where alcohol establishments would be permitted.
  • Pat Disharoon of the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary presented Chief John Morris with a new rescue tool, a Hurst hydraulically powered “Jaws of Life.” The device costs $5,000 and will placed into service immediately after firefighters are trained on the apparatus.
  • Some 60 wrestlers were slated to compete this weekend in the Mason-Dixon Wrestling Championships at Salisbury State College. SSC won the event two years straight, but Towson was last year’s victor and is expected to repeat.
  • As part of its model year-end clearance, Free State Motors Ltd. on Old Ocean City Road was offering a $400 rebate on the all 1976  Fiat 131s.
  • Salisbury State College officially opened its new $5 million Magg’s Gymnasium. The college’s mushrooming population has been in need of improved athletic facilities for several years. The prime addition is the 25-meter swimming pool.
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