Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Nov. 12, 1964

Thursday, Nov. 12, 1964

  • An Indian Summer kept its grips on Salisbury and the Eastern Shore. Natives said they couldn’t recall the leaves remaining on trees this late into the fall season. Warm weather up and down the East Coast had scientists watching migratory birds closely — they said the birds were showing “migratory confusion.” Wednesday’s high in Salisbury was 69 degrees, with weekend temperatures forecast in the 70s.
  •  The annual Diabetes Detection Clinic was scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Watson Memorial Building in Salisbury. Sponsored through the county Health Department by the Salisbury Medical Society, nurses, students and technicians from Peninsula General Hospital would e available to evaluate the public at no charge. ANyone who was considered obese or who had relatives with diabetes was encouraged to attend.
  •  USDA Choice Sirloin Steak was on sale at Super Giant for .85 cents per pound. A 1-pound package of Gold Coin Sugar Cured Sliced Bacon was .49 cents per pound.
  •  An Assignee’s Sale was scheduled Nov. 27 for the former Del-Mar-Va Hardware property on West Main Street in Salisbury. John W. T. Webb and D. William Simpson were the attorneys of record.
  •  Peninsula General Hospital has a new $600 Spirometer to measure patients’ pulmonary functions and help detect tuberculosis. W. Newton Jackson Jr., president of the Wicomico Tuberculosis and Health Association, formally presented the machine to Doris Hammond, PGH’s Associated Director of Nursing.
  •  Mrs. Helen G. Perry, Society Editor for The Salisbury Times, was recovering from injuries she sustained in a two-car accident on the new Salisbury Parkway. She suffered a broken pelvis, and cuts and contusions. Perry was charged with failing to stop at a traffic light.

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