Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, April 28, 1964

Tuesday, April 28, 1964

  • The Wicomico County Council approved a $4.45 million fiscal 1965 budget that keeps the property tax at $1.95. The budget is a whopping $456,303 higher than this year’s. The county’s liquor dispensary is contributing $185,000 to the county’s coffers.
  • The new Pic ‘N Pay shoe store on North Salisbury Boulevard will soon be opened. This is the 36th store in the chain; company Chairman Al Segal called Salisbury “one of America’s most progressive cities,” predicted the Salisbury store will have “great drawing power” and said Salisbury Boulevard is “one of Maryland’s heaviest travelled thoroughfares.”
  • Officials from the Wye Institute were in Salisbury to voice their commitment to generating employment sources for Lower Shore residents. Clarence C. Miles, a former Salisbury lawyer who now heads the institute, said Salisbury is already well ahead of other communities in the state in creating jobs. He cited the area’s excellent infrastructure, singling out the county library system for praise. State Sen. Mary Nock and County Council President Wade Insley hosted the Wye delegation.
  • Truitt’s Travel Agency was booking reservations for those who wanted to attend the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. The agency advised that rooms were filling up for the summer and that there were many fraudulent companies making bogus offers.
  • Charles Hamilton Dolbey, the 11-week-old  son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd M. Dolbey Jr. of Whitehaven, was baptized Sunday in his parents’ Wicomico riverfront home. Afterward, the family entertained 36 guests in a buffet dinner.
  • Salisbury Times Publisher Thomas W. Irvin of Monticello Avenue returned from New York City, where he attended the American Newspaper Publishers Association Convention at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
  • Salisbury was mourning the passing of Arthur B. Murrell, the longtime operator of Bob’s Cash Market on Baker Street. A Fruitland resident, he died at Peninsula General Hospital at age 64 and had been retired for about a year.
  • The Salisbury Junior Chamber of Commerce announced Carla Wallenda would be the star performer at the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus scheduled this weekend. Miss Wallenda survived the famous 1962 accident in Detroit in which two members of the Wallenda Family were killed. Performances will be held in a tented city that will be constructed in the parking lot at Cypress Street and Salisbury Parkway.

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

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