Today In Salisbury's History: Friday, Dec. 23, 1983

By Greg Bassett
Posted 12/22/21

Friday, Dec. 23, 1983 --

While Salisbury businessman Harry M. Field might be on the verge of turning 90, he has no plans to retire as a retailer in Downtown Salisbury. The oldest working merchant …

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Today In Salisbury's History: Friday, Dec. 23, 1983

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Friday, Dec. 23, 1983 --

  • While Salisbury businessman Harry M. Field might be on the verge of turning 90, he has no plans to retire as a retailer in Downtown Salisbury. The oldest working merchant on Main Street, Fields opened a “ladies and gents” clothing store on the corner of Market and Main streets in December 1923. The store later moved to its current location on West Main Street. Fields’ 60-year-old business continues to sell men’s suits and shirts, and women’s dresses. He opens every day except Sunday at 9 a.m.
  • The Salvation in Salisbury is giving out more than 1,000 bags of groceries over the next two days to help hundreds of needy families on the Lower Shore. The bags have completely covered the Army’s gymnasium floor on East Vine Street.
  • Halfway through the county’s fiscal year, Wicomico’s Newland Park Landfill has already racked up nearly $66,000 in profits from the sale of recyclable materials, including aluminum, thi and cardboard. According to Solid Waste Director Everett S. Baker, the recycling fund is likely to mushroom in the coming months when the landfill gets a glass crusher that will allow the facility to process and sell recycled glass.
  • The John B. Parsons – Salisbury Home For The Aged, which has housed elderly women for the past 80 years, will be leased to a new company which will manage its operations. J.P. Harrison Inc. will take control of the home on Lemmon Hill Lane effective Jan. 1. The Harrison company manages skilled-nursing facilities in Snow Hill and Delmar. Todd Grier, Secretary-Treasurer of the Parsons Board, said changes in government regulations in recent years forced the home to stop accepting “life care” residents, who turned over their assets in exchange for the home’s assumption of full responsibility for their future care.
  • Bunie Hayes of Priscilla Street in Salisbury has been named a finalist in the 31st Pillsbury Co. bakeoff contest scheduled in February in California. Hayes will join 109 other finalists for $130,000 in cash awards, including four $15,000 first-place prizes. 
  • Mickey Calhoun’s 16 points led unbeaten St. Francis de Sales to a 51-34 Wicomico Men’s Church Basketball League victory over CB-PW. Aiding Calhoun was Pete Bozick, who scored 10 points. Meanwhile, in the Wicomico Men’s Basketball League, Lamont Burke and Steve Windmuller led LaRoma to a 70-56 victory over Poplar Hill Pre-Release Unit. Burke scored 22 points, with Windmuller scoring 18.
  • In local business news, Alarmguard of Delmarva President Donnie WIlliams has named Pat Williams as the company’s General Manager. Pat Williams previously served as Senior Crew Chief of Security Systems Installation. Gene Dunn of Gene Dunn Real Estate announced Ralph McGee has received a Maryland Associate Brokers License. Also, Ahtes & Hanna Partners said that Linda Betts has joined the Salisbury firm as a Realtor Associate.
  • A funeral service was held this week for Richard C. “Hutch” Hutcherson, the operator of Hutch’s Market on North Division Street for the past 16 years. A member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and father of six children, Hutcherson, 54, was known for his friendly demeanor as the Newtown and John Lakeneighborhood grocer.