Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, March 30, 1975

Sunday, March 30, 1975 —

  • Salisbury Station No. 2 firefighters were successful in confining a fire at the Lincoln Apartments to a single bedroom in a unit. Assistant Fire Chief Norman Conway said his fire crew arrived at the Naylor Street apartments at 3:30 a.m. Saturday. He said there was only smoke damage to the building, which is owned by Collins Realty.
  • Soaring inflation rates were blamed for an $118.5 fiscal year 1976 budget that contains a $2 million deficit. County Administrative Director Matthew E. Creamer said the County Council will either need to trim department heads’ requests, raise taxes or implement a combination of the two. He said the county’s property tax rate is already pegged at the maximum under constant yield laws.
  • Ford Brewington Sr. retired after working 34 years as a sales representative for Moore Business Forms. He began his career in 1941 with American Salesbook Co., the Moore company’s predecessor.
  • Sally Thrash, a volunteer aide at North Salisbury School, was lauded by Principal Rebecca J. Parrott for her continuing service in teaching reading. Know as the “Story Lady,” Thrash holds book-reading sessions with students. Meanwhile at West Salisbury School, kindergartners in Mrs. Sharon C. Dashiell’s were witnesses to Easter ducklings hatching in an incubator in their classroom.
  • With Easter looming, Perdue Farms was selling Easter eggs off the dock in the rear of its Old Ocean City offices. The Grade A eggs were small, but ideal for last-second decorations.
  • Miss Teri Lee Thompson and John Albert Townsend were married in the Delmarva Evangelistic Church. The Rev. Ray Chamberlain performed the ceremony and Mrs. Ruth Chamberlain played the wedding music. A reception followed in the church.
  • Carol Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pratt Phillips of North Division Street, has joined V.I. Travel Agency at Ohio and Waverly Drive as a travel agent. Miss Phillips recently lived in Munich, Germany, and has traveled all over Europe, the Caribbean and the United States.
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