Today In Salisbury's History: Monday, Aug. 5, 1974

By Greg Bassett
Posted 8/3/21

Monday, Aug. 5, 1974 --

A 32-year-old former train engineer with the Penn Central line has put together a proposal to purchase the bankrupt line’s 511-mile Delmarva Peninsula system. Mark E. …

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Today In Salisbury's History: Monday, Aug. 5, 1974


Monday, Aug. 5, 1974 --

  • A 32-year-old former train engineer with the Penn Central line has put together a proposal to purchase the bankrupt line’s 511-mile Delmarva Peninsula system. Mark E. Love is leading a group that hopes to save the north-south line from Wilmington to Fruitland, with some spurs existing in between. J. Edwin Hobbs, Chairman of the Delmarva Advisory Council, said his group will hear Love’s plan in a formal meeting Aug. 14 and then decide whether to help the him raise capital for the purchase.
  • Stereo tapes valued at more than $9,000 were seized by the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office over the weekend. Prosecutor Fulton P. Jeffers said 2,262 “bootlegged” music tapes were confiscated from Lafayette Radio Electronics on South Salisbury Boulevard. Prior to making the seizure, Jeffers said, Joseph E. Keeland of Music Corp. of America and Jack Francis of the Recording Industry Association visited the store and identified a number of 8-track tapes which they said were illegally copied.
  • The Wicomico Courthouse office of the Election Board will remain open until 9 p.m. tonight as part of a drive to increase voter registration. Chief Clerk Paul Hishmeh said the office will also be open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights until 9. Next Monday is the final registration day for those planning to vote in the Sept. 10 primary election.
  • The Wicomico Youth & Civic Center announced that tickets are now on sale for recording artist Marty Robbins’ concert scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21. There will be two shows that night -- one at 7 p.m. and one at 10 p.m. Joining Robbins will be LaCosta, and Ford Brock and the Thunderbirds. Seats are $5.50 each; general admission is $4.50.
  • The Wicomico County Council is expected on Tuesday to give its support to a feasibility study that will try to determine whether a vocational-technical community college should be created in the county. Business leaders and employers have expressed strong support for the college. The study is expected to take four to six months to complete.
  • Robert D. Evans, 31, has been appointed Principal of Wicomico Senior High School. A Cambridge native, Evan most recently served as Vice Principal of Stephen Decatur High School in Worcester County. Evans will succeed Anthony Sarbanes, who has been named Principal of the new Parkside High School, which is now six months behind in its construction schedule. Evans said he is looking forward to his new work commute -- instead of driving from Salisbury to Berlin each day, Evans can walk across the street from his Long Avenue home to the school.
  • Salisbury-area Ford dealers are holding a year-end clear to make room for the 1975 models that will arrive in September. Ford Pintos are priced at under $2,527, Mavericks are priced at $2,790 and the popular Mustang II is priced at $3,134.
  • Wicomico County has added car ramps at its Brick Kiln Disposal Area off Quantico Road to make it easier to place household garbage in the huge trash bins. The county has quadrupled its fiscal 1975 sanitation budget in an effort to better-organize the county landfill and ensure that all trash is sorted and put in its proper place. The county will also increase roadside pickup patrols to reduce litter.
  • The Salisbury Pony League All-Stars performed brilliantly Saturday, sweeping a two-game bill to advance in the regional tournament. In the first game against Glen Burnie, Lee Webster and Bruce McGee combined to pitch a three-hit shutout, 2-0. Webster also hit a double, while Dale Bounds and Bunky Callahan contributed singles. Danny Hearn had a run-scoring sacrifice. In the second game against Hagerstown, Mike Alexander tossed a three-hitter in a 9-1 win. Webster drove in two runs in that game as well.


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