Today In Salisbury's History: Thursday, May 13, 1965

By Greg Bassett
Posted 5/12/21

Thursday, May 13, 1965 --

Wicomico County’s schools are on track to be fully desegregated by September 1967. Under a plan that has been approved by the federal government to ensure …

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Today In Salisbury's History: Thursday, May 13, 1965

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Thursday, May 13, 1965 --

  • Wicomico County’s schools are on track to be fully desegregated by September 1967. Under a plan that has been approved by the federal government to ensure compliance with the Civil Rights Act, some schools will see drastic changes in racial makeup while others will not be affected at all. Among the most controversial moves is the closing of Salisbury High School on Morris Street, which will be converted to a Vocational-Technical Center.
  • A miniature model of a Colonial home, built by E. Wilson Booth of Salisbury, will be one of the special exhibits on display at this weekend’s Spring Flower Show at the National Guard Armory. The Four Seasons Flower Club will be the official host of this year’s event. Meanwhile on Saturday, the annual Flower Mart, sponsored by the Junior Wicomico Woman’s Club, will be held in City Park. The event will feature the Little Miss Flower Mart pageant.
  • Frank Pusey and William S. Moore were sworn in to new six-year terms on the Wicomico County Board of Education. Both men were reappointed, with Pusey having served since 1953 and Moore since 1959. The board unanimously reappointed Royd A. Mahaffey as Secretary and Superintendent of Schools. Other board members are Avery W. Owens, Denver Richardson and Thomas C. Roe.
  • At Read’s luxurious Town and Country Dining Room in Downtown Salisbury, Friday’s dinner special is shrimp creole for 95 cents. The lunch special is a seafood platter with crabcake, scallops, shrimp and haddock filet for $1.35. The Read’s Bakery special is the big family-size German chocolate cake for $1.69.
  • A Country Music Jubilee is scheduled for May 29 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and will feature some top Nashville artists. The headliner is Bill Anderson, who will be there to sing “Po’ Folks” and “Five Little Fingers.” Also appearing will be the Mayor of Rabbit Run, Curly Herdman and his West Virginia Boys, Lloyd Moore and his Rockin’ Drifters, Tennessee Jim Godsey and Minnie Moore. The event is sponsored by the Pittsville Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Swarms of Clam Worms, also known as May Worms, has slowed rockfishing in the Chesapeake Bay to a standstill. The Clam Worm resembles a Blood Worm and spawns on the Bay’s bottom. When they are in abundance, rockfish abundantly feed on the worms and ignore the fishermen’s bait.
  • Wicomico High School recorded its 33rd straight baseball win, blanking Salisbury High School, 4-0. Phil Briggs pitched a 3-hitter, fanning 10 batters. Mike Ennis drove in all of Wi-Hi’s runs with a homerun, a hit and a sacrifice fly. Catcher Mike Pich threw out two of the Salisbury players who reached base and tried to steal second.