Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, Sept. 13, 1970

Sunday, Sept. 13, 1970 —

  • The Royal Lipizzan Stallions were expected to play for two more sold-out crowds today at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. More than 5,000 people attended two shows featuring the white stallions on Saturday. Mayor Dallas G. Truitt welcomed the stallions’ world famous trainer and leader, Professor Ottomar Hermann. The famous horses were supposed to perform in Boston this week, but there was a travel problem and Salisbury was able to host the horses for the weekend at the last minute.
  • Montgomery Ward officials were joined by customers in the South Salisbury Boulevard store to celebrate the retailer’s 98th birthday on Saturday. Store officials in attendance included Department Manager James B. Bounds, Merchandise Manager Edward J. Caruso, Store Manager George E. Lisson and John Collins, a management trainee. Cake and punch was made available for most of the day.
  • Some 250 people attended the annual Democratic Family Picnic held Saturday in Salisbury City Park. George P. Mahoney, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Joseph Tydings in the party primary, arrived at the event just as it was ending. H.L. Loreman was the master of ceremonies. The Democratic Women’s Club reported it sold $130.70 in cakes.
  • Seeking to create an environment that’s more like a college, Wicomico Senior High School has revamped its class scheduling and curriculum, and eliminated morning homeroom time. Principal W. Kenneth Smith said class duration will change daily, as students attend day designated by the letters A through F.
  • Everett E. Hearn has retired as Vice President of the Loan Division of First National Bank in Salisbury. Hearn joined Salisbury National Bank as a teller in 1925. Bank officials said Hearn was stepping down because he had “reached the age set by the bank for mandatory retirement.”
  • William R. Reid III of Cheshire, Conn., has been named Operating Superintendent of the Sears, Roebuck & Co. store in the Salisbury Mall. Meanwhile, Warren Wayne Cook of Bladensburg, Md., was named Display Sales Assistant. The store’s previous Operating Superintendent, Earl Robinson, has been transferred to a Sears store in State College, Pa.
  • Kathy Sowards, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil M. Sowards of Prince Street, was crowned Miss Fire Prevention by contest chairman Charlie H. Foskey. The runner-up is Linda Jean Darby, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Darby of Salisbury. Fourteen girls competed in the pageant.
  • Mrs. Mamie Pusey of Newton Street celebrated her 106th birthday. She was born in Salisbury the year before the Civil War started. Pusey spent her birthday receiving friends in her home. Still “very alert” and “in very good health,” she said she has never voted in an election and opposes the women’s liberation movement.

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

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