Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, June 18, 1965

Friday, June 18, 1965 —

  • Wicomico County has completed its second legislative session under home rule — and four new laws have been approved to take effect Aug. 1. The first law provides for a special election board to conduct referenda if required on any of the local bills enacted. The second law abolishes the Roads Board and assigns those responsibilities to the County Council. The third measure says the county will provide a pension to any retired county employee who served 35 or more years. The fourth law mandates that any door-to-door peddler in the county must possess a license.
  • The Rev. Harold M. Davis, Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Salisbury, led a ceremony honoring the graduates who are church members. Recognized were: Susan Elaine Culver, Nancy Jane Austin, Kenneth Tyler Bell, Kimberly Hughes Betts, John Wesley George Jr., Cassandra Louise Horner, Richard Abbott Robinson Jr., Eric Lee Schleicher, Harriet Jane Tyndall and Kerry Lee Wehmeyer.
  • Entertainment options on tap this weekend include: The band “The Keynotes” playing at the Salisbury Moose Lodge, “The Orbits” playing at the Northwood Bar, “Bill Godfrey And His String Kings” at Sandy Beach, “Goldfinger” starring Sean Connery at the Delmar Drive-In, Walt Disney’s “Cinderella” at the Boulevard Theater and open bowling all day Sunday at Wicomico Lanes on North Salisbury Boulevard.
  • A fish was caught on average every 72 seconds at last Saturday morning’s fifth annual Wicomico Fishing Derby in City Park. Some 330 youngsters participated. The trophy winners included:  Richard Mosely, 10, of Delmar Road; Clarence Jones, 11, of Poplar Hill Avenue; Mike Spurlock, 12, of Camden Court; and David Deason, 12, of Hastings Street.
  • Scott Beach, a 12-year-old student at Prince Street School, was a star on the mound and at the plate as the Moose scored a 5-2 win over the Lions in East Little League action. Beach not only pitched a one-hitter, he also hit a home run off the Lions’ J.R. Jones. Jeff Henderson also drove in runs for the Moose, with a double and a single.
  • Adelyn McLean, chairwoman of the Wicomico Recreation Committee, announced that her panel will recommend that the County Council appropriate $200,000 to build two public pools. McLean said that because pollution and bacteria outbreaks have made Schumaker Pond and Johnson’s Lake unreliable as swimming locations, the public pools are necessary. The committee is recommending one pool be constructed at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and the other on city-owned land off Naylor Mill Road.
  • Mrs. James H. Hillman carded a low-net 71 to win the annual Pepsi-Cola WOmen’s Golf Tournament at Green Hill Yacht & Country Club. A member of the host club, Hillman carries a 22 handicap and posted a 93 gross tally. Mrs. Robert Mason of Pocomoke City was the low-gross winner, shooting an 82 in drizzly and cool weather. Pepsi Local Sales Manager Charles Bloodsworth handed out the trophies to Hillman and Mason.
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