Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, July 14, 1973

Saturday, July 14, 1973

  • The Little League East League All Stars were ready to begin tournament play against Princess Anne. The team members were: Mark Bowen, Ron Capello, Barry Ellis, David Griese, R.C. Hall, Larry Heidt, Kory Hooker, Dean Hopkins, Mike LaBounty, Tony Mastados, Steve Pettit, Jack Waggoner, Wayne White and Jeff Schleicher. Joe Capello will manage the team.
  • With temperatures soaring into the 90s, beaches at Schumaker Pond and Leonard’s Mill Pond were packed with youngsters and families. Despite this month’s opening of the new second span at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, traffic backups containing beachbound tourists plagued Route 50 and many Eastern Shore highways.
  • Judge Robert Dallas gave a five-year suspended sentence to a Cambridge woman who stole $500 while an employee for the state Motor Vehicle Administration in Salisbury. Eastern Shore Region MVA Director E. Homer White said Joyce Ann Warrington had been a secretary there for about four years. State’s Attorney Richard D. Warren presented evidence that an audit revealed money was missing from a cash bank deposit. He said full restitution had been made and Warrington had resigned.
  • Miss Susan Kuhn Purnell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Purnell of Pine Bluff Road, is appearing this summer in a vaudeville production of Winter Garden Theater in Fantasyland Storybook Gardens in Gettysburg, Pa. A junior majoring in elementary education and music at Gettysburg College, Miss Purnell is one of eight college students currently starring in the production.
  • Thirteen-year-old E.C. Jones led the Elks Club golfers to a victory in the final Delmarva Peninsula Golf Association event of the season. The teen shot 73 at Nassawango Country Club with a remarkable 35 on the front nine. Dean Langrall of the Elks carded an 86.
  • Local Democratic chiefs hosted a fundraising breakfast at Johnny’s & Sammy’s for their congressional hopeful, 1st District nominee Frederick C. Malkus of Dorchester County. Sitting at the head table were Delegates Joseph J. Long and Richard M. Laws, Salisbury Mayor Dallas Truitt and Snow Hill Mayor James Sturgis. Malkus, a state senator, will face Republican Robert Bauman.

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