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.

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

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