Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday March 16, 1972

Thursday, March 16, 1972 —

  • Salisbury Police, at the order of Wicomico State’s Attorney Fulton Jeffers, raided the Adult Book Store on North Salisbury Boulevard and seized 36 reels of film. The police had a search warrant for any adult films that had not been approved by the Maryland Board of Censors. Jeffers said the seized films had not received approval, therefore he was preparing a case against the store owners, who would be charged with the sale of obscene materials. Circuit Court Judge Richard M. Pollitt was to hear the case.
  • King Burnett, a Salisbury lawyer who serves on the state’s Citizen’s Commission For Public Schools, said his review of school systems across the state has found that Wicomico County has one of the best. Burnett has been sharply critical of disproportionate funding patterns across the state, which he said has cheated Wicomico.
  • The Heart Association of the Eastern Shore honored 78 citizens at a banquet held at the Del-Mar-Va Convention Hall in Delmar. Those from Wicomico County receiving their 10-year pins included: Mrs. John H. Burbage, Eunice Johnson, Douglas Nichols, Mrs. William Chew, Irma Tribits, Mrs. George Lynch, Mrs. William Atkinson, June Stenger and Kathleen Purnell. Ruth Jolley was recognized for 15 years of service.
  • Wicomico County schools will use a $38,000 to establish vocational training that will service a silver- and pewter-making business that is coming to Salisbury. Kirk Silver Co. of Baltimore plans to open a plant in the Northwood Industrial Park and will count on graduating high school students as part of its workforce. The training will last from six months to three years, depending on the job. Kirk officials said there will be demand for pewter polishers, solderers and silver spinners. The training equipment will be provided by Kirk, schools Superintendent Royd A. Mahaffey said.
  • After weeks of low demand, broiler prices finally saw some improvement. The average price paid for ready-to-cook broilers or fryers delivered to New York City was 29.03 cents per pound. This compares to 28.19 cents a week ago and 27.57 cents a year ago. Delmarva broiler producers placed 7.03 million chicks last week.

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

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