Season of 1973
Tom Ward’s Designer’s Showcase at 1816 Philadelphia Avenue offered furniture, carpeting, draperies, lighting and accessories.
An article reported, “The town council was down in Virginia the other week, watching the construction of an underwater sand fence. The sand fence is constructed of steel and shaped like a triangle. It is made in sections about 20 feet long. The whole thing, when it is assembled, is about 1,000 feet long. It is dropped in place by a helicopter. The guy who invented the device is named John M. Potter. He is trying it out at Virginia Beach. Mayor Kelley thinks it could work here, if it works there.”
An article on the 11th anniversary of the March 1962 storm reported, “The cause of the storm seems to have been a matter of dispute among some. One citizen claimed the storm resulted from Col. John Glenn’s trip into outer space, while another declared President Kennedy’s decision to renew nuclear testing in the atmosphere brought on the menace.”
John Donaway Furniture had two locations at this time — 130th Street in Ocean City and Main Street in Berlin.