Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Jan. 8, 1965

 Friday, Jan. 8, 1965

  • The Salisbury Board of Zoning Appeals has granted Oscar L. Carey permission to build a modern shopping center on Salisbury Boulevard and Pinehurst Avenue. The center will be called Clairemont Center and contain a new Drug Fair and Safeway, and three other smaller stores that have yet to be designated. A huge buffer all will be built between the shopping center and the neighborhood behind the property.
  • William B. Tilghman III was set to return to his business’ headquarters in Madrid, after a three-week holiday visit with his parents, Col. and Mrs. W.B. Tilghman of Camden Avenue. This was his first visit home in three years.
  • Five-hundred tickets went on sale for the Salisbury Newcomer’s Club Dance set for Jan. 29 at the Wicomico War Memorial Recreation Commission Civic Center. Mrs. Harold Meyers Jr., president and dance commercial chairwoman, said last year’s crowded conditions at the National Guard Armory on Spring Hill Road would be relieved by holding the dance in the huge Civic Center space.
  • Wi-Hi basketball Coach Tony Sarbanes offered some surprisingly critical comments concerning his team, following a shocking 63-46 loss to Milford High School. “We were just out-hustled and out-played,” said Sarbanes. Ed Nichols wrote that the loss “was a big setback for the Indians, who were just getting ready to flex their muscle” in regional competition. The loss ends a three-game win streak; the Indians are 5-2.
  • Salisbury High School beat Jason of Georgetown, 66-60 and prepared for its big game against James M. Bennett. Coach Marion Waller said his team excelled at a 1-3-1 zone defense.
  • A medical bag, stolen from Dr. E.M. Beardsley’s car on Maryland Avenue, was recovered on Brown Drive Ext. near Fruitland. Missing from the bag, according to Beardsley, were some barbiturates, hypodermic needles and penicillin.
  • Headquarters Company fireman extinguished a chimney fire at the home of John Rue on Cypress Street.

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

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