Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, Aug. 2, 1975

Saturday, Aug. 2, 1975 —

  • Perdue Farms President Franklin Perdue told a banquet of some 2,000 growers at the Ocean City Convention Hall that he is frustrated that the company cannot produce enough chickens to meet market demands. Perdue said there are distributors and supermarket chains that have been on waiting lists of up to three years, because there aren’t enough chickens available to sign them as customers. He said production of the Oven Stuffer Roaster has gone from 9,000 per week last summer to more than 50,000 per week this summer. He said he hopes to produce 150,000 roaster a week by Christmas.
  • A Wicomico County grand jury convened by State’s Attorney Richard D. Warren is investigating conditions at Poplar Hill Correctional Camp. The jury’s initial findings are that the state Division of Correction is assigning unsuited inmates to the facility, which is contributing to a record of nearly weekly walkaway-escapes from the Quantico farm site. The jury also found that state officials too often reject family leave requests for the inmates who are nearing their release dates, and this prompts prisoners to walk away.  
  • Several bridal parties were being held this weekend for Linda Gay Wootten and Charles Bruce Anderson, who will be married today in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. A shower was given in Towson by the maid of honor, Cynthia Colaguori; a second shower was given in the Taney Avenue home of Mrs. C.B. Ellis; Dr, and Mrs. Nevins Todd Jr. held a supper party for the couple; a luncheon was given by several women at the bride’s home on Pinehurst Avenue; two brunches were held, one at the bride’s grandmother’s home and the other at the Tony Tank Inn; the rehearsal dinner was held in the home of Mrs, Herbert R. Shupard in Delmar; and a final brunch was planned at Orrell’s Surrey Restaurant in Delmar. The wedding reception will be held at the Green Hill Yacht & Country Club.
  • William H. Ahtes has been given permission to build a 28-unit condominium complex near the intersection of Riverside Drive and Riverside Road. Zoning officials originally rejected the application, saying the building tract was too small. The 4-acre site is where the home of late Gen. Amos Woodcock once stood.
  • Peninsula General Hospital Medical Center officials announced their multimillion-dollar expansion is more than half complete and on schedule. A final set of construction bids is about to go to contractors for their review.
  • While repairs were being made to Upton Street, a city service truck struck a fire hydrant and  in turn accidentally severed a waterline that serves Peninsula General Hospital Medical Center. Service was off for four hours. PGHMC Operations Director Francis Field said the medical building was able to tap into reserve water but that the repairs and restoration came just in time.
  • Stevenson Peck announced that Betty D. Andrews was elected Assistant Secretary/Assistant Treasurer of Union Trust Bank. Meanwhile, Dave Maull has joined Decor Lighting, a subsidiary of Central Supply Co., as their new manager. Also, D. Patrick Lemley has been named manager at the Prudential Insurance Co. at 900 East Main St.
  • Mrs. Jane T. Taylor of Wallops Island and Circuit Court Judge Richard M. Pollitt were married in Atlantic United Methodist Church in Atlantic. Dr. Stanley Emrich performed the ceremony. After a trip to Canada and New England, the Judge and Mrs. Pollitt will live in Allen.
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