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Front Page - Friday, July 31, 2015

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1965

Saturday, July 31, 1965

Cathy Baker, 12-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Merton Baker, established a new national 12-and-under record Thursday in the state swimming meet with a time of 2:27.4 in the 200-meter freestyle in the opening session of the Tennessee State Swimming and Diving Championships.

Donald C. Jolley, formerly of the National Savings and trust Co. in Washington, has joined the Pioneer Bank trust department as assistant trust investment officer, George M. Clark, board chairman, announced.

Sunday, Aug. 1

Dr. Lewis B. Headrick, a native of Chattanooga, died Thursday at his home in Princeton, N.J. He was staff engineer at RCA Laboratories with which he had been associated for 34 years. Graveside services will be Wednesday morning in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Monday, Aug. 2

Thousands of white dogwoods and azaleas will be planted throughout Chattanooga and the district this fall under a plan announced by Mrs. Martin Harris, director, Third District, Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs.

Mrs. Annilou Gross of Signal Mountain, wife of J. Elmer Gross, was killed in a traffic accident near Marietta, Ga., Monday. She was visiting her son, John E. Gross, of Marietta. Mrs. Gross was a charter member of the Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, four sons and several grandchildren.

Tues., Aug. 3

Attorney General Edward E. Davis succeeded Tuesday in his fight to place the 19th Hole Club on the side of Lookout Mountain under a permanent injunction barring gambling and liquor sales.

The City Commission took the first step Tuesday toward annexation of a 3-acre tract which has been de-annexed by the town of Ridgeside. The property is across Tunnel Blvd. from Ridgeside. A large development, Shepherd Hills Apartments, with some 120 units, is now under construction on the site.

Wednesday, Aug. 4

Mrs. Effie Stone Howard, widow of the late Eugene R. Howard, died Tuesday in Mobile, Ala. Mrs. Howard, a native of Chattanooga, had lived in Mobile for the past six years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William Norris Owen of Mobile; a sister, two brothers and three grandchildren.

The city inspection division issued 259 building permits valued at $2,455,578 during July, as shown in the monthly report of Cecil Souders, chief building inspector to Commissioner Bender. Among the major permits issued were Chrysler Corp., 402 W. 9th St, $448,000; Trinity-Woodmore Methodist Church, $330,000; Ford Motor Co., W. 9th St., $256,815; and Holiday Inns of America, 8-story hotel-motel, 400 W. 6th St., $755,000.

Thursday, Aug. 5

Paul Fahey, who has headed TVA procurement since 1952, will retire Friday and will be succeeded as director of purchasing by Raymond L. Forshay, who has been assistant director.

Friday, Aug. 6

Dr. W. O. Swan, professor of chemistry at the University of Chattanooga, has stepped down after 23 years as a member of the board of air pollution control, it was announced Wednesday.

J.E. Whitaker, chairman of the board of Hamilton National Bank, announced promotions of Frank L. Ireland, Robert L. Boyd and Walter W. Stack, Jr., after the board meeting Wednesday.

Raymond Lee Prince, of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, is one of 13 sanitarians from local Tennessee Health Departments now attending a Public Health Sanitation School at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.