Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1959

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1959

  • After several days of icy gale-force winds, the Salisbury area was expected to receive some weather relief, with temperatures moving from the low teens into the high 20s. Winds of 40 mph, with gusts of more than 60 mph, made temperatures feel well below zero. While there was a chance of snow in the forecast, winds were only expected to be 5 mph to 10 mph for the next two days.
  • Judge Rex A. Taylor signed a writ seizing all property and equipment kept in a hangar at Salisbury-Wicomico Airport owned by Chesapeake Airways Service. Airport Commission Attorney Richard Cullen said time had expired for Chesapeake’s operator, Samuel Goldman, to remove the equipment. Goldman’s attorney, William W. Travers, said the recent winter weather made it impossible for Goldman to remove the hangar’s contents.
  • Thomas F. Johnson of Berlin took the oath as congressman for Maryland’s 1st District seat. Johnson said his primary goal in Congress would be to ensure stabilization within the poultry industry.
  • A two-car collision at the intersection of Hazel and Smith streets in Salisbury sent a 58-year-old Allen woman to the hospital with contusions. Police said they charged the injured driver, Gladys E. Bryan with failure to yield the right of way when she allegedly ran a stop sign and collided Albert Karlick, 53, a C&P Telephone Co. employee.
  • Alfred “Buddy” Isakson of Salisbury was chosen president of the Local 41, American Federation of Musicians. Donald H. Brown of Salisbury was chosen as vice president. Lynn M. Engh of Ocean City and William E. Porter of Salisbury were named to the executive board.
  • In an appearance at the Wicomico Women’s Club, four Wicomico High School seniors — Vicki Buhr, Patricia Hendrickson, Bruce Bower and Ronald Morgan — participated in a forum on problems local teenagers face. Moderated by Principal George Corddry, the teens raised concerns that the new Civic Center would not be made available for their use, but would instead be used to host conventions and large meetings. The students also weighed in on how much influence parents should have in their dating decisions, a lack of summer job opportunities in Salisbury and an overabundance of homework assignments.
  • L. Thomas Parker Jr. was sworn in as Wicomico County Treasurer by Wicomico Clerk of Court Joseph W.T. Smith. A Democrat, Parker was the winner in November’s election.
  • In Socials News: State’s Attorney Alfred T. Truitt Jr. and family announced they had moved from Evergreen Avenue to 112 East Elizabeth St.; Mrs. Robert P. Cannon entertained her Bridge Club in her North Division Street home; Mrs. Avery W. Hall was scheduled to entarin her Bridge Club in her Tony Tank Manor home on Thursday; and Mrs. Albert G. Allen hosted her Bridge Club in her Camden Avenue home.







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