Yesterday: Store sponsored bowlers

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 25, 2011

A downtown fire in 1964 destroyed the Underwood and Oestreicher-Winner stores in Salisbury. Harvey Underwood sponsored a ladies bowling team at Woodleaf Lanes that same year. Out of a dozen teams in the “Bowlettes” bowling league, the Underwood women came in first, and each lady received a trophy. Underwood also received a sponsor’s trophy to place in his store, but after the fire, there was no store. This picture shows Underwood and the team standing in front of the burned-out building in May 1964. Left to right are Ruby Plowman, Dot Gudger, Underwood, Sallie Torrence, Brenda Benson and Pat Floyd. Some of the ladies from the Bowlettes league still meet every Tuesday at K&W Cafeteria for lunch to talk about yesterday.