Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, June 1, 1978

 

Thursday, June 1, 1978

  • Jim and Jan Perdue, most recently of Buckingham Circle off Regency Drive, are featured in this month’s issue of Southern Living Magazine. At the request of the Maryland Seafood Marketing Authority, the young couple was photographed with several of their friends, hosting a crab feast along Tony Tank at the Woodland Road home of Mrs. Madeline Perdue. Among the guests featured in the magazine: Mr. and Mrs. Mark Holloway, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Carey, Joanne Lanci and Donnie Williams of Salisbury. The Perdues have since moved to Seattle, Wash.
  • State employees who have been consolidated to work spaces in the Grant Shopping Center on Cypress Street feel the state’s General Services Administration and landlords are ignoring their safety concerns. The building is the longtime location for the Motor Vehicle Administration, but other offices have been added. Employees have complained about ventilation problems, faulty air conditioning — and even rats and snakes inside the structure.
  • The Wicomico County Council has been forced to cut more than $2 million from its fiscal 1979 spending plan, all in an effort to deliver an election year budget that doesn’t include a tax hike. Council President Albert J. Bailey of Hebron vowed the cuts “will not lower the standard of county-provided services.” The $21.54 million budget contains a $425,000 appropriation to fund the first year’s interest on a bond to build the new $8.4 million Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.
  • Members of the Wicomico Republican Club and the Wicomico Democratic Club were scheduled to face off in a softball match this weekend at Harmon Field The Democrats are led by Bruce Ruark, the Republicans by Ronnie Bounds. Proceeds from Saturday’s contest will benefit the Kidney Foundation.
  • In church league softball, the Faith Lutheran softball team erased an 11-2 deficit to St. Francis de Sales, then went on to a 20-11 victory. The game was played at Immanuel Baptist Church. Faith Lutheran recorded 27 hits for their third straight victory.
  • Wicomico School Board President Dr. Rufus Johnson said he will depart the board effective July 1, leaving the way clear for a woman to be appointed his successor. State Sen. E. Homer White has informed Gov. Marvin Mandel that he and fellow Democrats support Mildred G. LesCallette, widow of a Salisbury State College professor, for Johnson’s seat. The new president would be Republican R. Norman Peregoy, a telephone company executive.

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

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