Today In Salisbury's History: Saturday, March 22, 1975

Salisbury Independent
Posted 3/20/23

Saturday, March 22, 1975 --

Leon Burks, a Salisbury State College football star, will be honored Monday night by the City Council for his role in apprehending purse snatchers in a campus …

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Today In Salisbury's History: Saturday, March 22, 1975

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Saturday, March 22, 1975 --

  • Leon Burks, a Salisbury State College football star, will be honored Monday night by the City Council for his role in apprehending purse snatchers in a campus parking lot. Three juveniles attempted to grab a purse from a college secretary, and Burks used his car to chase down two of the suspects, with a third suspect arrested later. Burks is SSC’s all-time leading football scorer, with 15 touchdowns as a running back.
  • Cheryl Ann Howard, a 16-year-old junior at James M. Bennett Senior High School, was awarded the 1975 Miss Salisbury title in a pageant event held in the 200-seat Delmarva Power & Light Co. auditorium in north Salisbury. Mary Lou Bowen, 16, a junior at Wicomico Senior High School, was the runner-up. The Little Miss Salisbury crown was won by Terri Lynn Ritter. Sharon Cannon Dashiell of Salisbury, Miss Maryland of 1970, served as Mistress of Ceremonies. 
  • Salisbury-Wicomico Transit Authority buses made their final runs on Friday as the deficit-plagued entity ceased operations. Officials said the Transit Authority consistently lost money during its months in operation, because of a lack of patronage.
  • Several dances and music events are on tap for this weekend. Sonas will perform at the Delmar Youth Center; Sam Bounds and the Jam Sessions, featuring Jerry Dorman, will perform at AMerican Legion Post 64; Buddy and The Playboys will play at the Moose Lodge; Mad Hatters will play at the Shawen Inn; Jimmy Hayman and The Outcasts will be at VFW Post 194; Eddie and The Moonlights will appear at The Delmar Room; Gene Cook & Delaware will be at the Northwood Night Club; and The Supreme Court will appear at The Blue Max in the Greenway Inn.
  • A county-wide trash cleanup campaign on Saturday resulted in the removal of about 24 tons of debris from Wicomico County roads, according to project coordinator Frederick Kundell of Salisbury State College. Some 400 people assisted in the trash collection effort, which included recycling sorting held at the Pepsi-Cola Co. headquarters on Snow Hill Road. The cleanup day began with showers in the morning, but Kundell said the number of participants surged when the sun came out and temperatures rose to 70 degrees.
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