Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday March 31, 1961

Friday March 31, 1961

  • Easter Sunday 1961 was forecast to be clear, sunny and cool, with highs approaching 40 degrees. Salisbury merchants are reporting that their pre-Easter sales have gone well and business has been good. Salisbury dress stores said Easter dresses this year are mostly either green or pink; navy blue Easter dresses are out of favor because more women are wearing that color year round.
  • Salisbury Rotarians have returned from Cape Charles, where they viewed the Bay Bridge Tunnel that is under construction there. The civic leaders met with Lucas J. Kellam, head of the commission building the $200 million structure. Mayor Boyd McLernon said the bridge will increase north-south traffic by five time the current amount.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pollitt of Allen returned from a weekend in Baltimore where they attended the Young Democrats State Convention at the Emerson Hotel.
  • State Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein and Gov. J. Millard Tawes were in Salisbury to meet with Delaware Gov. Elbert Carvel. In a public forum at Wicomico Senior High School, Goldstein presented Carvel with a resolution that will allow taxpayers who work in the two states reciprocity on the payment of income taxes.
  • Missing Salisbury lawyer Edward J. Tilghman of Isabella Street was found in Baltimore, days after driving off in his mother’s car, which she reported as stolen, according to Wicomico Sheriff Samuel Graham. Tilghman, 36, was taken from Baltimore to the Eastern Shore State Hospital in Cambridge. The car was found near a service station in Selbyville.
  • In the socials columns, several native Salisburians had arrived home for Easter break from their colleges: S. Quinton Johnson III of Richmond Professional Institute was visiting his parents on Riverside Drive; Wayne Powell was home from the University of Maryland to visit his parents on St. Luke’s Road, Joseph Shiller, a senior at College Park, was home to visit his parents in Tony Tank; Mary Ann Kennerly is home from Drew University and has her fiance, John Clinton of Methuen, Mass., as her guest in her parents home in Nanticoke.
  • George Hack was named as emcee for a new game show to appear on WBOC-TV called “What’s The Answer?” The game show was to feature local contestants from service clubs, the American Legion, fraternal orders and other clubs with questions based on general knowledge. Eastern Shore Public Service Co. was the game show’s sponsor.

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

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