Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, June 4, 1975

Wednesday, June 4, 1975 —

  • Advocates for rent control in Salisbury and Wicomico County say they are waiting for an answer to their demands to address soaring rental rates. City Solicitor Walter C. Anderson and County Attorney Sheldon B. Seidel have been meeting to determine what — if anything — can be done from a legal standpoint. A delegation led by Thomas B. Cook, chairman of the Wicomico Committee for Rent Control, recently appeared at City Hall with petitions, pleas and a model ordinance. 
  • Salisbury City Police are investigating the theft of men’s wear clothing valued at more than $7,000 from Frank Farlows on the Downtown Plaza. The thefts were discovered during the investigation of a break-in on Tuesday. Two entire sections of men’s suits were stolen from racks on display in the store. A few sports coats and light-weight jackets were also heisted, police said.
  • A senior about to graduate from Wicomico Senior High School has gone through four years of secondary education receiving A’s in every class. Michael Phillip Seidel, 18, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Seidel of Park Avenue, will be presented with a special plaque by Wicomico schools Superintendent Harold B. Fulton. Seidel plans to enter Salisbury State College this fall and major in Math. He currently works part time at WJDY-Am radio and has recently worked as a TV cameraman for a local cable television operation.
  • An ancient cannon will be restored in time that it can be fired at midnight Dec. 31 in Downtown Salisbury to mark the start of the Bicentennial Year of 1976. The Wicomico Bicentennial Commission announced at its most-recent meeting that the Humphrey’s Cannon, found buried in the yard of an old home near the Downtown, will be ready in time to kick off a yearlong celebration planned locally.
  • Groundbreaking ceremonies were held last Friday for the new $500,000 gymnasium that will be built at the Salvation Army Boy’s Club on East Vine Street. Construction is expected to begin immediately and should be completed within nine months. The new gymnasium will connect with the current building and double the floor space of the youth facility.
  • Movies playing in Salisbury include Gene Wilder in “Young Frankenstein” and John Wayne in “Wake of the Red Witch” at the Bowl Drive-In; Warren Beatty in “Shampoo” at the Mall Cinema; Cleavon Little in “Blazing Saddles” at the Rio Theater; Marilyn Chambers in “Behind The Green Door” at the Delmar Drive-In; and “The Groove Tube” at the Boulevard Theater.
  • The Wicomico County Council voted to send a “strongly worded letter” to the Cambridge contractor responsible for construction of Parkside High School in Salisbury. Marvin Long, Secretary of the School Building Commission, told the County Council on Tuesday that construction delays could mean the $6 million school will not be ready for fall classes. Following a May 21 inspection, Charles E. Brohawn Inc. was granted an extension to have the classroom section of the complex completed by June 18. Long said he held little hope the work would be ready by then, which would mean classroom equipment installation would also fall behind schedule.
  • Tiffany Hair Fashions in the Trader Building by the Overhead Bridge has a new stylist, Molly Hayward, who is moving to Salisbury from Laurel. Hayward will join a veteran staff that includes Barbara Shores, Bonnie Parker, Penny Hubbard, Diana Foskey and Ellen Holland.
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