Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Aug. 4, 1972

Friday, Aug. 4, 1972

  • Dr. Charles Brenner, a native of Silver Spring, Md., has opened an office for the practice of dentistry for children. Located at 543 Riverside Drive, the office will specialize in the growing field of pedodontics. A University of Maryland graduate, Dr. Brenner comes to the Shore after three years of post-graduate work in Rochester, N.Y.
  • The Lower Shore was preparing for President Nixon’s expected visit to Assateague Island. Though the details were being kept secret, Nixon was set to stay at the island home of Thomas B. McCabe, chairman of the Scott Paper Co. Nixon was expected to fly to the island by helicopter. At Peninsula General Hospital, precautions were being taken to ensure proper emergency services would be available if needed; C&P Telephone workers were also installing special phone lines to the McCabe house.
  • The Wicomico County Board of Education renewed its concerns about an apartment complex proposed for across East College Avenue from James M. Bennett High School. A 75-unit project expected to cost $2 million and would be garden-style apartments with brick masonry. The complex’s driveway would access the same intersection as the school, raising traffic questions. The addition of students to Prince Street School was also a concern. Meanwhile, neighbors complained only single-family homes should be permitted in the neighborhood.
  • Torrey Toyota was offering a new 1972 Celica, fully equipped in cobalt blue, for $2,942.29. Lawrence Volkswagen was offering a 1971 Triumph TR-6 for $2,995. Cavanaugh Ford had a 1970 four-door Lincoln Continental on the lot for $4,095.
  • Dresser’s Petroleum Equipment Division announced that gas pumps now manufactured in Fort Wayne, Ind., would soon be assembled in Salisbury. While no immediate increase in jobs was expected, a spokesman said that more position would likely be added over time.

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