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Front Page - Friday, January 30, 2015


What was going on in Chattanooga in 1965?

Saturday, January 30, 1965

“The Civitan Club is the fastest growing civic club in the United States,” Harry Burrell, district governor-elect, told the Appalachian District Council meeting of Civitan International at the opening session at the Hotel Patten. Delegates from 41 clubs were in attendance. International President J. Hall LeBlanc of Alexandria, La., was the principal speaker at the banquet.

Dixie Yarns, Inc. (formerly Dixie Mercerizing Co.), has acquired the dyeing and processing facilities of Aberfoyle Mfg. Co. of Belmont, N.C., according to an announcement released jointly by J. Burton Frierson, chairman of the board of Dixie Yarns, Inc., and A.L. Wilson, president of Aberfoyle.

Sunday, Jan. 31

S.V. O’Lenic, president of the Chattanooga Gas Co., has been appointed by Mayor Kelley as Civilian Chairman for the city’s traditional observance of Armed Forces Week, it was announced Saturday. This is the third successive year Mr. O’Lenic has headed the program.

Mrs. J.E. Wasson, long active in school, church, and civic activities, died Saturday morning at her home on South Crest Road after a long illness. She’s survived by her husband; one son, Hornsby Wasson, president of Bell Telephone Co. of New Jersey; three daughters - Mrs. T.F. Wilson, Mrs. Stewart Smith, and Mrs. T.J. Snow, all of Chattanooga; and 11 grandchildren.

Monday, Feb. 1

The Chattanooga postal system added a new contract branch Monday with the opening of the Hickory Valley Branch Post Office located in the Hickory Valley Drug Store at Lee Highway and Hickory Valley Road. Druggist Frank W. Williams is the “clerk-in-charge.”

Hugh D. Huffaker has been appointed chairman of the Public Relations committee of the United Fund of Greater Chattanooga for 1965, Roy Meyers, U-F president, announced.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

The Siskin Memorial Foundation Rehabilitation Center for the Handicapped was notified by Dr. Edwin L. Crosby, executive vice president and director of the American Hospital Association, that it had met all the requirements as an institutional member. The Center also was named a member of the Tennessee Hospital Association at the same time.

Tom Boylan, Jr., public relations director for Rock City Gardens, has been reappointed chairman of the Publications Committee of the Greater Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, it was announced Tuesday by Scott L. Prosbasco, Jr., president.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Merrill C. Lofton, retired director of the Atlanta field office of the U.S. Department of Commerce, died in an Atlanta hospital Tuesday night. Lofton, a former Chattanoogan, was the son of the late H.M. Lofton, who was president of the former Columbian Iron Works, now the Mueller Co.

Mrs. Laura D. Verhey, widow of James H. Verhey, a well-known general contractor, died Tuesday morning at her home.

Thursday, Feb. 4

James Brantley Holley, specialist in the field of alcoholism who has been named executive director of the Chattanooga Area Council on Alcoholism, assumed his duties Feb. 1, Arvin Reingold, council president, announced. Holley recently retired from active duty as a major in the Army Air Corps.

Friday, Feb. 5

Landon H. Gammon and Dr. Guy K. Terrell have been appointed to the board of the Chattanooga Public Library. They will serve until July 1967 on the recommendation of Mayor Kelley and approval by the City Commission. Gammon has been on the board for a number of years. Dr. Terrell fills the vacancy created by the expiration of the term of Dr. William G. West.