Salisbury History: Aug. 7, 1976

Salisbury History, Saturday, Aug. 7, 1976

The Davis Family singers of Salisbury were scheduled to give a weekend benefit performance at Deer’s Head State Hospital.

The A&P supermarket at Route 13 and Cedar Lane announced it would now be open 24-hours a day from 8 a.m. Mondays to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The Salisbury City Council’s upcoming agenda included discussion on swimming problems at the Schumaker Dam, traffic problems on East College Avenue, a bond issue to finance Eastern Shore Drive, and an ordinance granting the council final say on where liquor-serving establishments would be allowed.

Delaware enacted a new law allowing drivers at red lights to turn right after stopping. Maryland transportation officials said there was little likelihood Maryland would be considering similar legislation.

Dr. Josef Gac, the locally based federal agriculture inspector for the area’s poultry processing plants, was honored for his years of service and retired at age 79.

Condominiums in the new Crosswinds development on East College Avenue were selling for $17,900.

James M. Bennett Senior High School Principal Randolph G. Outten was promoted to the newly created post of director of secondary education. Superintendent Harold Fulton said he would not have  a successor chosen until September, meaning the region’s largest high school would be opening the 1976 year without a principal.

Oliphant Chevrolet’s 10th anniversary sale included a used, low-mileage, 1974 Chevy Vega for $1,700.

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