Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, Aug. 17, 1969

–Sunday, Aug. 17, 1969

  • A 29-year-old Kean Avenue man was run over by a taxi and killed on Jersey Road, Maryland State Police said. Walter Lewis Crowder was walking down the middle of the road at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday when a cab driven by Robert William Coulbourne, 29, of Pocahontas Avenue struck the pedestrian. Police said Coulbourne was driving south, saw Crowder, applied his brakes, but skidded about 120 feet into the man. Crowder later died of head injuries at Peninsula General Hospital.
  • Officers for the 1969 Farm & Home Show met this week in preparation for the event that begins Sept. 11. They are: W. Blan Harcum, president; Richard Greenwood, first vice president; Donald Hales, second vice president; Curtis Massey, treasurer; and A.H. Lierman, secretary. More than $4,000 in cash will be given away as prizes in this year’s event at the Wicomico Civic Center.
  • A strike against Delmarva Power & Light Co. has entered its 16th day with no progress reported. Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical said there has been no response from utility officials. Some 200 nonunion and supervisory employees have filled it and kept power flowing to approximately 90,000 customers. Gov. Marvin Mandel said last week the state would not become involved unless service was somehow disrupted.
  • The manager of the Robo Car Wash on South Salisbury Boulevard reported about $130 in quarters was missing from the machine that collects fees at the fully automated facility. The money disappeared sometime Saturday, according to Police Chief Leslie J. Payne.
  • Mrs. Janice Austin Cook has accepted the position of librarian in the Eastern Shore Processing Center on South Salisbury Boulevard. A Hamilton, N.Y., native, she is married to Greater Salisbury Committee Executive Director Robert W. Cook and is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College. She received a degree in Library Science from Syracuse University. The book processing center is a cooperative service administered by the Wicomico County Library and servicing 18 county library systems in Maryland, as well as several libraries in Delaware and each of the libraries in the Worcester County Public Schools.
  • In Socials News, Mr. and Mrs. Orlando V. Wooten have returned to their Brewington Drive home after a three-week trip to Uganda and an extensive tour of Central Africa. Mr. and Mrs. Don B. Hughes have moved from their longtime home on Lorecrop Drive to a new home on Crooked Oak Lane. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Robertson of Ocean City Road have chosen a name for their newborn son: Bruce Wayne Robertson.



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