Salisbury History: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1957

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1957

  • Salisbury welcomed the mayor of Salisbury, England, Alfred E. Batts, at a grand ceremony held at Wicomico High School. Batts had last visited Salisbury, Md., in 1932, when the sister city marked its 200th anniversary. Salisbury Mayor Rollie Hastings and other local dignitaries drove to welcome Batts upon his arrival in New York City, aboard the Queen Mary.
  • A Local Happenings column reported that Mr. and Mrs. Avery W. Hall, who had been summering in Ocean City, had returned to their Tony Tank home.
  • In the Tuesday Night League at Shore Lanes, Dolbey’s Esso boasted a perfect 8-0 record. A.W. Perdue was second at 6-2. Other notables included Campbell Soup at 5-3, East Side Men’s Club at 3-5, First Shore Federal at 1-7 and Chris-Craft at 0-8.
  • Dr. Phillip A. Insley advanced to the finals of the Green Hill Yacht & Country Club championship with a win over Roger Steffens. Insley will play the winner of a delayed match pitting Joe Shiller against Ray Moore.
  • Salisbury Police were warning local merchants to be on the lookout for thieves passing travelers checks stolen in a major heist in Baltimore.
  • In a fundraising dinner held at the English Grill on South Salisbury Boulevard, the Community Players announced their 1957-58 performance schedule. The group would be presenting “County Girl,” The 1,000 Days of Ane,” and “Two Blind Mice.”
  • Hungarian Beef Goulash was the announced next-day lunch special at Johnny’s and Sammy’s. The price was 85 cents and included rolls, butter and coffee.
  • Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren were staring in “The Pride and the Passion” at the Boulevard Theater.
  • Seeking better wages and benefits, telephone installers for C&P Telephone Co. set up picket lines at the Salisbury office on the third day of their statewide strike. Telephone operators were not honoring the picket lines.

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

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