Salisbury History: Friday, July 3, 1964

A car parked on the hill on West Main Street “drifted” some 500 feet and hit the storefront of the Kinney Shoe Co. store. Marion Jones Jackson, 45, of Princess Anne, was charged with failing to turn the front wheels to the curb in the accident that shattered the shoe store’s front and side plate-glass windows.

A big July Fourth Weekend meet was scheduled at the Delmar Dragway. The meet’s winner was set to receive a special 26-inch-tall trophy. The track’s advertising slogan: “Come out and watch these cars go!”

The unbeaten Moose Little Leaguers recorded their 14th win in a row. Pitcher Greg Shreaves was the winner in a 9-5 romp in City Park over the Lions Club team.

After 18 months of work and $15,000 spent, the Elks Club Golf Course was set to open its nine new, rebuilt, Penncross-bent-grass  golf greens. More than 100 of the club’s 200 golf members were signed up to compete in the Flag Day Tournament.

Peninsula General Hospital administrator Forest C. Thompson announced that the hospital’s employees had personally donated $29,316.50 toward a $600,000 fund-raising drive to expand the X-ray department, laboratory and nursing center.

Dr. Thomas Hill, commander of the Salisbury Power Squadron, returned to the city with Southern Chesapeake Bay Rendezvous. The team was comprised of three boats: “Ginny’s Mink,” owned by Upton Wilson; “Six Pack,” owned by Douglas Maxwell; and “Scalpel,” owned by Dr. Clifton White.

At Powell Motor Co., a used 1962 Ford Thunderbird aqua and white hardtop was sale-priced at $2,895.

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

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