Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1984

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1984 —

  • The Wicomico County Republican Central Committee has chosen a successor to City Councilman Dr. Vernon Cantrell, who died while in office last month. Panel Chairman Gerald B. Truitt Jr. said that the single name of S. Norman Holland Jr., 61, had been forwarded to City Council President Norman Conway. Truitt said Conway would first discuss Holland’s nomination with the council before taking action. If appointed, Holland will fill the remaining eight weeks Cantrell’s term, which is due to expire at the end of March.
  • State Delegate Lewis R. Riley said he was optimistic the General Assembly will approved his bill that would allow Salisbury to collect property taxes in a faster manner. Riley’s measure would allow city officials to use assessment estimates, rather than wait up to 18 months for the actual assessments to be determined. Salisbury Finance Director Robert Baskerville said the legislation would greatly improve the city’s cash flow.
  • Salisbury native Linda Hamilton is scheduled to appear in Thursday night’s episode of “Hill Street Blues” on the NBC network. The show airs at 10 p.m. Hamilton and her husband, Bruce Abbott, have already been seen several times on television in recent weeks — the couple appears in the movie “Tag — The Assassination Game” being broadcast on Home Box Office.
  • The Wicomico Liquor Dispensary has posted its net income for the first half of the fiscal year. Between July 1 and Dec. 31, the dispensary reported a profit of $191,383, which is about $600 more than the same time last year. Officials are planning to redesign the dispensary so customers can walk among the aisles and improve the potential for self-service business.
  • The final six weeks of the Salisbury Duplicate Bridge Club ended and the winners have been tallied. Flo Gunnarsson and Iris Payne tied for first and second, Nita Holland finished third and Mary Alice Dyer was fourth. Maurice Bozman and John May tied for fifth.
  • Sam Seidel and Henry S. Parker, chief planners of the upcoming 45th Class Reunion for Wi-Hi’s 1939 graduating class, said they are concerned the class mailing list is outdated and various class members are missing the news of the June 9 event.  The two Salisbury business leaders are asking all 1939 class members and their family members call Seidel’s insurance office so a new and accurate list can be collected.
  • Greg Wickham, owner of The Hut restaurant in Salisbury, was honored by Salisbury Jaycees Membership Chairman Rich DiPilla for becoming the the organization’s 200th member. The Salisbury Chapter is one of the largest in the state.

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

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