Today in Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1958

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1958

  •  Jane Schiller, a sophomore at the University of Maryland, won her fourth consecutive Delmarva Golf Association Women’s Golf Tournament at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. Schiller shot 79 to beat Mary Ann Monaghan of Cambridge, who shot a 90. Schiller leaves this weekend for Darien, Conn., where she will play in the Women’s National Amateur Tournament.
  • Salisbury National Bank on North Salisbury Boulevard and Elizabeth Street opened a drive-up-banking window — the first of its kind in Salisbury. Banking customers were invited to perform their banking transactions from the comfort of their automobile — “Just drive up and do your banking in your car!”
  • Broyles’ Skateland on Delmar Road was reduced to a pile of rubble Jefferson Wade, the building’s owner, said the damage was estimated at $50,000 to $60,000. Robert Broyles managed and leased the popular entertainment site; Wade said it was too early to say whether the building would be replaced.
  • Todd Grier, was elected Tuesday night to head the United Fund. Other directors elected in the annual meeting at the English Grill were: E. Stanton Adkins, David Rodgers, Gladys Wootten and A.K. Briele. Grier immediately set Oct. 19 as the date for United Fund Week in Salisbury.
  • County Attorney Richard Cullen said Wicomico officials were clear to close the Wetipquin Ferry and replace it with a bridge span. The bridge span has been a contentious issue for several years: County Commissioners have proposed building a low-height bridge to save costs; watermen have backed a more-expensive bridge that would permit more boat traffic. The ferry operates only during the day and is too small to carry the new engine purchased by the Westside Fire Company.
  • An advertisement promised that shoppers who visited Erwin’s Furniture on South Salisbury Boulevard through Saturday would receive free watermelon as party of a “huge watermelon party.”
  • Pat Oakley, 17, was selected Wicomico County Farm Queen at the county Farm Bureau Picnic. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Oakley of Quantico Road, she will be a senior at Wicomico Senior High School and will represent Wicomico in the Maryland State Fair.

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

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