Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1972

Wednesday Jan. 26, 1972 —

  • Carroll R. “C.R.” Hook Jr., 26, a Salisbury radio announcer on WICO-AM, was honored in Baltimore by Gov. Marvin Mandel with the Governor’s Committee to Promote Employment of the Handicapped Award for 1971. Hook has not been able to use his legs since a car crash in 1964.
  • Salisbury Police Chief Leslie J. Payne said two juveniles have been arrested in the vandalism spree that saw 88 parking meters damaged over two nights this week. Payne said one 13-year-old boy was caught in the act and is still being held at the Wicomico County Jail. Meters were damaged Monday and Tuesday nights on Circle Avenue, the parking lot next to WJDY-AM radio, on West Main Street and all down Market Street.
  • George Volenik, owner and operator of Delmarva Transit Inc., said his buses would have all new schedules beginning Jan. 31. The schedule changes are a result of Public Service Commission report, which reflected rider complaints and input. The schedules have been deemed “unrealistic, based on present traffic conditions in the population centers.”
  • Patient volunteers at Peninsula General Hospital have accrued 20,000 hours of service since their Volunteer Program began two years ago. Almost 100 people are actively serving and officials are hoping to recruit another 50 volunteers. Four volunteers have logged more than 500 hours of service: Mrs. Raymond Bromhall, Mrs. Warren Brown, Mrs. Will Reed and Miss Pam Harrison.
  • Members of the Salisbury Police Union Local 250 presented it largest donation yet to Billy Gene Jackson, founder of a local youth athletic group called the Lake Street Sprinters. A check for $250 was presented by Cpl. Vance Pusey, Detective Sgt. Carl Webster, Sgt. Thomas H. Taylor and Detective Cpl. Wilson R. Shores.
  • Peninsula General Hospital has purchased a treadmill that will be used to test heart patients. Located in the top floor of the new $2 million William Morgan Wing of the hospital, the treadmill is a belt that wraps around two moving drums. Dr. Hoke Wilson said the machine will help cardiologists decide when an EKG is necessary.

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

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