Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Sept. 17, 1958

Thursday, Sept. 17, 1958

  • A Wicomico County grand jury returned 12 indictments on Wednesday, charging 14 people with a variety of crimes including murder, robbery and the first charges in the huge and ongoing probe into $32,000 in cash missing from the county liquor dispensary system.
  • Mary “Molly” Talbott was named Youth Leader of the Wicomico Recreation Department. The recent West Virginia University graduate will oversee programs for teeneagers all across the county, as well as the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, once construction on that building is completed.
  • The 1958 term began at Salisbury State Teachers College as 492 full-time and eight part-time students began classes/ There are 189 freshman, 108 sophomores, 51 juniors and 51 seniors, as well as 24 students in the Peninsula General Hospital School of Nursing.
  • Long distance telephone service between Salisbury and the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area was terminated Wednesday when C&P Telephone employees removing old cables cut the wrong wires near City Hall in Salisbury. Some 1,050 wires were incorrectly slashed at about 10:40 a.m. Service from Ocean City to the western shore was also affected.
  • The scheduled guest speaker at the Salisbury Lions Club meeting M. William Tilghman, resident manager at brokers Laird, Bissell and Meeds. Tilghman, a 1943 graduate of Georgetown University who lives on Snow Hill Road, was expected to discuss recent occurrences in the stock market.

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

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