Today In Salisbury's History: Friday, Jan. 25, 1980

Salisbury Independent
Posted 1/23/23

Friday, Jan. 25, 1980 --

The Maryland Board of Trustees of Universities and State College has reached an agreement with former Salisbury State College President Norman C. Crawford, whereby he will …

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Today In Salisbury's History: Friday, Jan. 25, 1980

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Friday, Jan. 25, 1980 --

  • The Maryland Board of Trustees of Universities and State College has reached an agreement with former Salisbury State College President Norman C. Crawford, whereby he will sever all ties with the college by Jan. 30. Citing the school’s increasing operations deficit, state officials asked Crawford to resign in October, but he refused to leave unless officials promised to pay him the remainder of his contract. Crawford’s annual salary is $40,000. 
  • Doris G. Calcott, 77, and Avery W. Hall, 80, both long active in community affairs, were named the Salisbury Jayceettes Outstanding Senior Citizens. Calcott, a former school teacher and newspaper reporter with The Daily Times, has served in organizations including the Girl Scouts, the Wicomico Mental Association and the Eastern Shore Symphony Society. She was also a founder of the local Happy Timers Club for elderly people. Hall has been president of the Peninsula General Medical Center Board of Trustees, the Salisbury State College Board of Visitors and the Greater Salisbury Committee.
  • Movies playing in Salisbury this weekend include “1941” and “And Justice For All” at the Mall Cinema, “In Search of Historic Jesus” at the Boulevard Theatre, and “The Jerk” and “Guyana Of The Damned” at the World Cinemas.
  • Wor-Wic Community College will raise tuition effective July 1. “It is unfortunate that inflationary pressures have made an increase in tuition rates necessary,” said Wor-Wic President Arnold H. Maner. For credit students living in the Lower Shore counties, tuition will be increased from $15 to $17 per credit hour. This is the first tuition hike since the college’s creation.
  • One of Perdue Farms’ first employees, Herb White, has retired after 35 years of service. In celebrating the company’s Commercial Egg Supervisor, company President Frank Perdue said that only Perdue himself had served longer. White, Perdue said, White was just one of five company employees when he joined in 1945. Today, the poultry company has about 5,000 workers.



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