Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, May 7, 1968


Tuesday, May 7, 1968

  • Richard Milton Allen, a nurseryman with W.F. Allen Co., and W. Wade Dreyer, manager of the Campbell Soup plant in Salisbury, were selected to the Board of Trustees for Peninsula General Hospital. The board is comprised of 33 members; the current chairman is William E. Morgan.
  • A light moment occurred in People’s Court on Monday when prisoner Joseph L. Abbott was called to the bench by Judge Robert Dallas. Abbott, who had been brought into the courtroom by city police Patrolman William Shores, was missing. According to Police Chief Leslie Payne, Abbott apparently took advantage of crowded courtroom conditions to slip out of the room. Abbott, of Salisbury, had been in jail since 3 a.m. Monday in connection with an assault on Naylor Mill Road.
  • A 20-year-old Indiana man, found hiding under the dining room table of Dr. William Sadler’s Tony Tank home, was sentenced to six months in jail. The doctor’s wife, who was home with her three children at the time, said a man later identified as Larry Allen Cox, entered the house when she opened the garage door. Mrs. Sadler fled to a neighbor’s; police found Cox partially clad hiding in the dining room. Cox told Judge Robert Dallas that he had been in Ocean City for the weekend, but had no memory of how he got to Salisbury.
  • Police were investigating the theft of three penny vending machines from Stanley Goldberg’s S&J Store on West Road. The machines, which were on the store’s porch, are valued at $50 and were believed to contain about $5 in coin change.
  • Kitty Murray’s Colonial Grill, located Downtown at 112 Baptist St., was open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with lunch prices beginning at 90 cents.
  • Truckers & Savings Bank in Downtown Salisbury was encouraging customers to try their new drive-up teller window. Customers, according to an advertisement, could receive teller service while sitting in their cars, eliminating the need to park and walk into the East Main Street bank.
  • “Cool Hand Luke” was the featured movie at the Bowl Drive-In on Northwood Drive.
  • As part of their “Night Watch” program, Delmarva Power & Light Co. advertised that it would install a yard or driveway light on a free-standing pole and bill those who signed up $3.90 per month.
  • A light-industrial zone area made up of 1.15-square-miles in the Northwood Drive was annexed by the city of Salisbury. Mayor Dallas Truitt said the area could one day become a business corridor or industrial park area.
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