Salisbury History: Friday, Sept. 4, 1964

Friday, Sept. 4, 1964

  • Mrs. Millard J. Tydings, widow of the U.S. senator, and Harry Hughes of Denton, a candidate for the 1st District congressional seat, were the featured guests at the Wicomico Democratic Women’s Club Picnic held in the City Park. Mrs. Tydings was campaigning on behalf of her son, Joseph D. Tydings, who was seeking the seat formerly held by his stepfather.
  • Dr. William Devilbiss, president of Salisbury State College, was in Peninsula Regional Hospital recovering from emergency surgery to remove his ruptured appendix.
  • Wicomico’s Planning and Zoning Commission denied Brittingham Construction Co. a permit to build a burrow pit on Naylor Mill Road. Salisbury lawyer John B. Robbins represented a group of 20 area residents who opposed the project.
  • Howard Beach, owner of the Delmar Liquor Store, wanted local residents to know that September was “Bourbon Month” and he was offering 25 different brands for sale. The store was located across from Culver’s Men’s Shop.
  • Willards nailed down the Wicomico 1964 Softball title with a 1-0 win over Powellville. Bert Davis drove in the lone run on a sacrifice fly. The game was played in Powellville.
  • Only one birth was reported at Peninsula Regional Hospital: Mr. and Mrs Jack Boltz of Carey Avenue in Salisbury had a son.
  • Calvin Pusey, owner of the Wagon Wheel, was encouraging patron to try the establishment’s new Raw Bar.
  • A Salisbury Times editorial column encouraged the county’s 19,400 registered voters to all join the Citizens Committee for Wicomico Home Rule. A referendum on the Home Rule Charger was set for Nov. 3.

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