Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday Oct. 6, 1976

Wednesday Oct. 6, 1976

  • The Wicomico County Council, of the advice of County Attorney Sheldon Seidel, wrote a check for $32,136 to settle the county’s role in the defunct city-county bus lines. The city is expected to pay the same amount to end its affiliation with the ill-fated transit system. The federal government has threatened to sue the local governments in its search to assign financial accountability for the failed effort. County Administrator Matt Creamer said only one of the system’s six buses had recently been sold at an auction.
  • Ocean City Mayor Harry W. Kelley Jr. was the scheduled speaker at tonight’s Salisbury Lions Club meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Club.
  • Albert J. Bailey and Sam Seidel were set to host a fundraising breakfast for Salisbury native Paul S. Sarbanes in his effort to win election to the U.S. Senate. The event, planned Oct. 19 at Johnny’s and Sammy’s Restaurant, is being held to boost the effort to elect an Eastern Shoreman to the Senate.
  • Mary Ann Dunn was set to star as the unpredictable Elaine Wheeler in the Community Players production of “Night Watch” at the Parkside High School Auditorium. Re Ferrante was to star as the frustrated husband, John. Julie Cooley was to play the scheming character, Blanche Cook. Peg Lauridsen plays the German maid, Helga.
  • The City Council’s inquiry into billing practices at Peninsula General Hospital continued with a three-hour interview session held at Johnny’s and Sammy’s Restaurant. Hospital board president Oscar Carey and the hospital attorney William G. Duvall met with City Solicitor Walter C. Anderson and Councilmen Norman Conway and Dr. Vernon S. Cantrell.  
  • Wi-Hi’s boys soccer team nipped Parkside, 2-1. Standouts on Coach Rick Roman’s squad were Dirk Thomas, Mike Alexander, Kenny Welsh, Mike Mercer, Mike Wade, Craig Daniels, Bruce Bratten and Mark Williams.
  • Winter Place Farm, the showcase horse training and showing facility on Route 50, has been listed for sale. Ocean City developer James B. Caine is asking $7.5 million for the 610-acre farm and a collection of some 60 antique carriages.

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

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