Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1964

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1964

  • Colonial Store manager George H. Paulos was listed in satisfactory condition after being shot in a holdup attempt Saturday night. The bandit fled and police are seeking the public’s help in learning the suspect’s identity so they can begin to track the gunman. Police said Paulos was stopped at a stop sign at Waverly Drive and Maryland Avenue when the suspect yanked the car door open. Police said Paulos lapsed into shock because after the robbery attempt, he still drove Downtown to the Union Trust Co. to make the store’s night deposit, then drove to Peninsula General Hospital, where he collapsed.
  • A Wicomico County Jail trusty is in big trouble after he was sent down the street to pick up a pair of eyeglasses and ended up in a Lake Street bar, where he got into a fight. Charged with assault, and acting in a drunk and disorderly manner, Marvin Lee Anderson of 115 Willow Street will have to serve an additional five months in jail. He will be moved to the Maryland House of Correction. Sheriff Samuel Graham said Anderson had truly been a good helper around the Courthouse.
  • Mr. W.B. Woolford of Quantico found a huge egg in her hen house. Weighing 6 ounces, the egg is 3.5 inches long and 2.5 inches wide.
  • Salisbury Mayor Frank Morris said the city and Shoreland Freezers have reached an agreement for the plant to be hooked up to the city’s sewer system. The plant produces between 300,000 and 400,000 gallons of wastewater each day. Shoreland Freezers President Richard Cooley said the plant’s huge drainage lagoons will be filled in and leveled.
  • The recent 2.15 inches of recorded rainfall has come too late to help most local crops, but could benefit any late-planted soybeans and sweet potatoes. Dry weather in July was seen as especially damaging to the local corn crop.

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

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