Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, June 2, 1962

Saturday, June 2, 1962

  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Wright of Forest Lane left Thursday for Culver, Ind., where they will attend the graduation of their son, J. Phillips Wright Jr., from Culver Military Academy. They are accompanied by Mrs. Wright’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon H. Powell of Riverside Drive. Meanwhile, Miss Pat Hendricksen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George O. Hendricksen Jr. of Clairmont, arrived home for the summer from Hollins College in Hollins, Va., where she will be a senior next fall.
  • Leon Francis Green, 22, of 204 South Maryland Ave. in Delmar, and Perless Levin Townsend, 20, of 337 Barclay St., suffocated when a huge storage bin at the A.W. Perdue & Son Feed Mill on Zion Church Road was flooded with soybeans. The construction workers were not wearing harnesses that had been attached to overhead cables. Hugh Thomas Donald, 25, managed to escape from the flood of beans, which he said filled the 40-foot-tall  storage tank “like a whirlpool.”
  • Charles S. Wimbrow of 506 Dogwood Drive has been promoted to to District Manager for Nationwide Insurance in Manchester, N.H. He has been an Eastern District Manager based in Salisbury since 1959; his wife, Phyllis, and three children, will join him in Manchester in July.
  • Fish Culturist Battie M. Mixon has a new boat equipped with churning blades that he has been using in the stream at Salisbury City Park. The rotating blades dice up the mucky plant life that has overwhelmed the waterway in recent weeks, making it easier for the underwater vegetation to be scooped out. The procedure was needed so Salisbury can hold its annual fishing derby on June 9; approximately 1,500 fish will be stocked in the stream next week.
  • Salisbury Fire Chief Wilson S. Taylor honored retiring fireman Lewis C. Brewington for his 15 years of paid service to the department. Brewington, 68, joined the department when he was 16. He was among the first salaried firefighters hired when the department converted to a part-paid/part-volunteer model. Meanwhile, five firemen have left for the western shore for special training on an American LaFrance Pumper. They are Francis Darling, Irving Hopkins, Sherman Adams, Samuel Williams and William Dykes.

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

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