Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, July 9, 1964  

  • O.O. Banks, owner of the service station and market in Allen, was robbed of a bank bag containing $300 as he was walking from the store to his nearby home after closing up at dusk Wednesday. The bag also contained about $200 in checks with a deposit slip for the Bank of Fruitland. The thief was last seen running down Allen Road in the opposite direction.
  • Local farmers celebrated when the first rainfall since June 24 finally fell on the Lower Shore. The precipitation will be of tremendous help to cucumber growers, who reported the cukes were at a standstill in their growth.
  • Mrs. Daisey Collins of Lake Street, owner of the 1020 Club on Lake Street Extended, was fined $200 for selling alcoholic beverages and keeping a disorderly house, according to Sheriff Samuel Graham. Judge H. Loreman ruled that Collins did possess the proper license to operate a restaurant, but could not sell alcohol. Graham said he had received numerous complaints about noise and disturbances at the club.
  • Mrs. Sam Ellis recorded a net 8-under par 64 to win the summer low-net golf tournament at Green Hill Yacht & Country Club in Quantico. Head golf pro Harry Offutt said the event featured “some of the lowest scores in years by the powder-puff swingers,” adding, “I can’t remember when the ladies ever scored any lower.” Mr. James G. Reynolds was runner-up with a 68.
  • Salisbury was treated to a light show Wednesday night when NASA launched a rocket with a 65-pound payload 104 miles into the evening sky. The rocket payload, an experiment to measure light intensity in the night sky, was retrieved from the ocean 98 miles down range.

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

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