Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, May 19, 1965

Wednesday, May 19, 1965

  • Harry Clarke pitched an abbreviated no-hit, no-run game Tuesday night as Pittsville beat Pepsi Cola, 15-0, in Wicomico Men’s County Softball League play. The game was stopped for darkness in the 5th inning. Gerry Pusey drove in nine runs with a pair of homers and a single; Dave Collins was the losing pitcher.
  • Samuel Q. Johnson III of Salisbury and Rebecca Leigh White of Pittsville were married Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury. After a wedding trip to Williamsburg, the newlyweds will live on Upper Ferry Road near Salisbury.
  • Emily Womach, chairwoman of this year’s Delmarva Poultry Industry fund drive, joined group president William R. Murray to announce that $180,314.40 was raised on a goal of $175,000. DPI also presented Franklin P. Perdue, president of A.W. Perdue & Son Inc., with its Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award.
  • Addressing a dinner meeting of the Quota Club of the Eastern Shore, Wicomico schools Superintendent Rhoyd A. Mahaffey voiced skepticism about a vo-tech school that could follow schools integration here, saying “the cost is high and not every child needs to work with his hands.” Said the superintendent:  “Most parents think all children should be in vocational school, except their own,” Mahaffey said. “A man can be a better mechanic, electrician or otherwise if he has a full knowledge of reading, writing and arithmetic.”
  • The Wicomico Auction Block on South Division Street was set to open for strawberry season. Salisbury auction manager William S. Brewington said that across the region there are plenty of berries in their beds, but rain would soon be needed to allow the season to extend longer than just two weeks. Strawberry harvesting began last week on the Virginia Eastern Shore, with yields being reported down about 11 percent. Dixieland and Pocahontas varieties were selling on the Exmore block for $7.50 to $8.25 for a 16-quart crate, or about 50 cents a quart.
  • E.S. Adkins & Co., the Eastern Shore retail lumber chain, will soon open its new office complex and lumber yard on Salisbury Boulevard. Company President E. Stanton Adkins said a three-day grand opening is planned. The two-story structure has 22,000 square feet of floor space and a special Founders Room, that will host company board meetings but will also be made available for use by the public.  Also new to the Route 13 business landscape is Reads, which has just opened a new drug store in the Waverly Shopping Center.
  • Star Up, the 8-year-old pacer owned by L.G. Culver of Salisbury, went off at 36-to-1 in the $3,000 Sutton Club Trot at Brandywine and pulled the upset of the racing year before some 7,300 fans. Driven by Everett Hope of Ocean City, the son of Star’s Pride paid a return of $74.10 in defeating favorite Barbara Oregon.

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

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