Today in Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1960

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1960 —

  • Schools will open Sept. 6 and Wicomico County is in the midst of a $1 million schools renovations program. Wicomico Senior High School has received the most spending, with $100,000 going to improvements at its large athletic field and stadium. Wi-Hi is also undergoing some $428,000 in renovations to four of its buildings. The county’s total school population this year will be approximately 10,388 children.
  • A man who was hit in the head by a flying golf ball at Green Hill Yacht & Country Club has filed a $10,000 lawsuit against the Salisbury businessman who allegedly hit the shot. Francis L. Hayman of Princess Anne said through his lawyers, Robins & Robins of Salisbury, that he was in the 9th fairway of the Quantico club when Harry W. Clark of Twin Tree Road hit a ball from the 9th tee that struck him in the head. According to the lawsuit, the blow “caused a large lump” to form on the back of his head and he suffered “pain, dizziness and loss of his powers of concentration.” Clark is an owner of the Clark Bros. Dairy.
  • The Wicomico County Liquor Dispensary sold $1.14 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, netting a profit to the county of $161,509 or 14.18 percent. For the first time ever, the Main Street store surpassed the Lake Street store in total sales. Liquor Chairman said the Lake Street store was closed for several weeks because of sewer and street construction.
  • City Transit Inc., revived by its switch to private ownership in January, reported a small profit for its first seven months, auditors said. Revenues were $15,350.35 against expenses of $15,128.53, for a profit of just over $300. When the city managed the system in 1958-59, there was a $21,593 loss for the yearlong period.
  • Some 391 tons of tuna from the Caribbean were unloaded in Downtown Salisbury and shipped to Dulaney Foods in Fruitland for processing. The tuna came aboard the SS Tsefat, a 246-foot long refrigerated tanker operated by an Israeli company; the tuna originated from Trinidad. Because Delaney accepted a similar shipment of 500 tons a week ago from a German ship, it lacked refrigerator space and could not accept the Tsefat’s complete load. The ship, therefore, left immediately for Cambridge, where it will deliver the remaining tuna to Atlantic Packing Co.
  • The stork didn’t bother waiting for Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell to get from their Jefferson Street home tp Peninsula General Hospital on Tuesday. Baby Deborah was born a few minutes before midnight, delivered by a neighbor, Mrs. James Agnew of East Church Street. Agnew, who works a nurse for Dr. William B. Smith, said she had never delivered a baby. Assisting Agnew was another neighbor, Mrs. Morris Perdue.
  • A touch of fall weather arrived overnight as temperatures dipped into the lower 50s across the Shore. This morning, people were seen wearing coats and sweaters to work — a more than unusual sight for August.
  • Salisbury lawyer Hamilton P. Fox Jr. has been named Chairman for the Eastern Shore area for Citizens for Kennedy and Johnson.

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

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