Salisbury History: Friday, Oct. 23, 1964

Salisbury History: Friday, Oct. 23, 1964

  • Milford Twilley won approval from the Planning and Zoning Board to rezone 60 acres just north of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Twilley said plans for the property included a massive shopping center and several apartment buildings. Local residents said they supported the zoning change to allow a shopping center, but were unsupportive of the proposed apartment complexes.
  • Joe Layton’s 35-yard touchdown run allowed the Yellow Jackets to knock off the Black Knights in the final minutes of their Class B League game at the Red Shield Boys Club.
  • The Oaks Drive-In Restaurant was offering a fried quarter-chicken with two vegetables and rolls for 75 cents.
  • Outten Bros. Furniture was offering a nine-piece living room set — including a luxurious sofa — for $198.
  • Traffic forfeitures in People’s Court for the day prior totaled $196. Among those on the forfeiture list was Roland R. Twigg, 39, of Deal Island, who was ordered to pay $8 for speeding.
  • CATV General Television Inc. expanded its service, offering five separate TV stations. Installation was $10, the monthly charge was $4.95, a second outlet charge was $1.50.
  • At the Bowl Shore Lanes on Route 13, the Hi-Score winner for the night — between 5 p.m. and midnight — would be awarded a new Sunbeam Electric Can Opener.
  • “Godzilla vs. The Thing” was the main bill at the Delmar Drive-In — gates opened at 7:30.
  • Cavanaugh Motors was having a One-Day Sale that included a 1959 Studebaker two-door wagon with a heater for $469.
  • Paul S. Sarbanes, director of the Maryland Citizens for Johnson and Humphrey, held a news conference in which he labeled Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater “a reckless, imprudent man.” Meanwhile, state Sen. Mary Nock announced her recent dinner fundraiser garnered $476 for her re-election campaign.

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