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

Tuesday, July 28, 1964

  • While Salisbury’s leaders were meeting to discuss a controversial extension to parking meter enforcement hours in Downtown Salisbury, a city police officer was busy outside writing up parking violations for their cars. Mayor Frank Morris admitted he was “embarrassed” by the incident, but said he paid his ticket. Also cited were Councilman W. Paul Martin Jr., City Executive Secretary Charles Leydecker and City Clerk Fara Tawes. All were attending a meeting where downtown merchants were complaining about the city’s new 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. enforcement window.
  • Hal White hit a triple and two singles off pitcher Ray Bradford as Dr. Pepper topped Pepsi Cola, 6-1, in Wicomico Recreation League play at Harmon Field. Bill Gordy was the winning pitcher; Dr. Pepper has won 19 of 21 games this season.
  • The R.E. Powell Fabric Store on West Main Street was cultivating an 8-foot-tall cornstalk that was discovered growing in a small unpaved area behind the store. It is believed the wayway cornstalk, complete with a roastling ear, took root three months ago when dirt was placed in the brick flower box.
  • Seven people were injured, one critically, when a bread truck slammed into a farm truck that was parked along Mount Hermon Road just east of Mount Hermon Church. The farm truck was operated by Howard W. Tilghman, 41, of Salisbury; the bread truck by Chester F. Clark, 21, of Delmar. Tilghman and Clark were injured, as were five farm workers who were in Tilghman’s vehicle. James Jones, 18, of Dames Quarter, was listed in critical condition.
  • Wicomico State Delegate James Caldwell added his name to the list of lawmakers concerned about the state’s process for deciding to built a companion span to the William Preston Lane Bridge across the Chesapeake Bay. Calwell blasted an executive report that determined the bridge span could be built without being put to a vote before the state legislature.
  • Joe Schiller Sr. said he was fully prepared to defend his golf champion title this weekend at Green Hill Yacht & Country Club. Schiller will face Herb Ward in the first round. Other championship flight contenders are Hugh Larmore, Carl Christenson, Jim Reynolds, Roger Steffens, Bill Grant, Winn Booth, Bill Bryan and Dr. Phil Insley. Dr. Ollie Thompson, Newt Jackson III, Bill Booth and Bill Tilghman were the top contenders in the 4th Flight.
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