Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Dec. 17, 1964

Thursday, Dec. 17, 1964

  • Paralyzing cold kept its grip on much of the nation, but temperatures in Salisbury finally climbed back into the mid-40s. Cold was expected to return to the East Coast, however, and the Salisbury weekend forecast was rain possibly converting over to snow. Winds of 25 to 40 mph were also forecast.
  • Salisbury Postmaster Emory L. Leonard is reminding local residents to please use ZIP codes on their holiday mail. He said the use of ZIP codes can reduce delivery times by 24 hours or more. Leonard encouraged people to record the Zip codes of senders’ holiday mail in their address books so they’ll have the Zip codes available to use through the year, as well as next Christmas. Leonard said all major post offices now sort mail by using ZIP codes.
  • Three business people and their firms were honored for their participation in this year’s United Fund Drive. They are: David Grier of R.D. Grier & Sons, Mrs. Cope Bennett of Cope’s Candy Co. in Sharptown and R. Melvin Ulm of First National Bank in Salisbury. Employees in each of these companies average a gift of $10 per person. The goal for this year’s drive is $106,324, with $102,706 having been collected so far.
  • The Earl Robinson Trio was appearing at the Delmar Room. There was no cover or minimum required.
  • Lewis and Richardson Supermarket in Willards was offering holiday cornbread for .35 cents per pound and center-cut pork chops for .85 cents per pound. Three-dozen Christmas tangerines were priced at $1.
  • The top two winners in the recent Salisbury Duplicate Bridge Club series tournament are both Salisburians. Mrs. J. Albert Bloodsworth and Mrs. Thema C. Duffy were the north-south winners in last week’s match. Tying for third in the series and taking the east-west victory were Mrs. Troy Ashcraft and Mrs. S. Norman Holland Jr. Mrs. Duffy said the new series will open tonight at 8 p.m. in the Town Club on Delmar Road.
  • Mrs. Theodore Parker of the Salisbury Business and Professional Women’s Club present Robert P. Cannon, chairman of the Eastern Shore Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, with a wheelchair to be given to Mildred Cleaver of 832 South Division St. The presentation was to be made at the annual Christmas lunch. Cannon predicted the wheelchair will give Mrs. Cleaver a “brighter outlook” and “provide definite therapeutic value.”
  • Beloved Salisbury eye, ears, nose and throat physician James R. Bishop died at age 82. The 712 Alvin Avenue resident has practiced in Salisbury for the past 37 years. He is a former president of the Peninsula General Hospital medical staff.

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

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