Today In Salisbury's History: Saturday, Aug. 4, 1962

Salisbury Independent
Posted 8/3/22

Saturday, Aug. 4, 1962 --

U.S. Internal Revenue agents seized four coin-operated gaming machines from two businesses in Wicomico County. The machines, often called consoles, give a series of …

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Today In Salisbury's History: Saturday, Aug. 4, 1962

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Saturday, Aug. 4, 1962 --

  • U.S. Internal Revenue agents seized four coin-operated gaming machines from two businesses in Wicomico County. The machines, often called consoles, give a series of flashing lights when a coin is inserted and and allow varying odds when more coins are inserted. Players can win free games. The revenue officers said federal law requires an annual $250 tax stamp for each machine. Two of the machines were taken from the J & H Drive-In near Pittsville; the other two were seized from the Wagon Wheel night club in north Salisbury.
  • The Coach and Dining Room in the Wicomico Hotel is offering a special smorgasbord tonight from 5:30 to 9:30. The menu includes roast leg of beef, fried chicken, Seafood Newberg, and spaghetti and meatballs. Guitarist Jim Cappy will be playing in the Coach Room. The ballroom, Pemberton Room and Samuel Chase Room are always available for wedding receptions or private parties.
  • The Grier Tire Co. on South Salisbury Boulevard is offering Goodyear’s new Durable Super-Mileage Synthetic All-Weather tire at a price of two tires for $23.90. The tires can be financed for as little as $1.25 per week.
  • In Pony League action, the Ruritan scored three runs in the seventh inning to defeat East Side Men’s Club, 9-8. Pitcher Maurice Fields Jr. picked up the win in relief. Bill Smith triggered the final inning rally with a double that was followed by two walks, and a single off the bat of Clarence Kelly. Bunky Berry hit a homerun for the East Siders.   
  • Richard L. Marshall of Marshall Nurseries in Salisbury announced that the company has incorporated and changed its name to Chesapeake Nurseries. Marshall will serve as president with Harrison J. Langler becoming secretary and treasurer. Marshall is a graduate of the Long Island Agricultural & Technical Institute. Langler is a graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. In addition to the nursery facilities on Pemberton Drive and near Pittsville, Chesapeake has purchased a farm near Old Green Hill Church.