Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, Dec. 26, 1965

Sunday, Dec. 26, 1965 —

  • Salisbury Police said someone broke into Moore’s Super Stores on South Salisbury Boulevard on Christmas Day and stole more than $1,100 in merchandise. Police said the thief or thieves also attempted to drill their way into the store safe and to attempt to break the the combination knob, but were unsuccessful. Police think several people probably participated, because 36 plastic containers were used to transport the stolen goods.
  • Hamilton P. Fox III, a third-year student at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, along with his brother, Jefferson, a first-year student at UVA, have arrived home to spend Christmas vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton P. Fox Jr. of Quantico Road. Meanwhile, it was announced that the Duplicate Bridge Tournament, previously under way at the Canal Park Swim Club, has been discontinued until further notice.
  • At the Read’s luxurious Town and Country Dining Room in the Waverly Shopping Center, luncheon specials have been adjusted through mid-January. The Sunday-special seafood platter — featuring a crab cake, jumbo shrimp, filet of haddock, seafood sauce, french fries, cole slaw, and rolls and butter — is now priced at $1.35. At Read’s on West Main Street in Downtown Salisbury, the Monday lunch special is a lean, tender-baked pork chop, served over celery dressing, natural gravy, whipped potatoes, and including a roll and butter is priced at $1.10.
  •  Betty Webster and Margaret Yow presented their young dance students to the residents of Deer’s Head State Hospital as part of a Christmas pageant held in the facility’s meeting room and chapel. In a program of tap, toe and ballet, dancers performed selections from “Swan Lake.” Also, the hospital displayed its life-sized Nativity scene, which is made up of 11 figures painted in oils.
  • Following their merger that takes effect Jan. 1, Delmarva’s three electric utilities will be known by a new name: Delmarva Power & Light Co. The boards of Delaware Power & Light Co., Eastern Shore Public Service Co. of Maryland and Eastern Shore Public Service Co. of Virginia will all be under a unified management structure.  
  • Edgar A. “Eddie” Baker Jr., who recently moved to Salisbury from Dagsboro, has been named an Eagle Scout. Previously a member of Troop 382 in Sussex County, he is an 11th-grader at Wicomico High School. The Bakers live on Sherwood Circle.
  • Noted local commercial photographer Walter C. Thurston, 78, of Glen Avenue Extended was treated for a badly cut ear and rib injuries after his station wagon collided with a pulpwood truck on Salisbury Parkway at North Division Street. Police said Thurston was headed south on North Division and the truck was westbound when both vehicles entered the intersection at the same moment. The accident scene appear especially horrific, as the truck overturned and landed on top of Thurston’s vehicle.
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