Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, June 21, 2013

50 Years Ago ...

What was going on in Chattanooga in 1963?

Saturday, June 22

The appointment of John E. Fitzpatrick as promotion and publicity chairman for Area Industrial Development Week, Oct. 20-26, was announced Saturday by Seth W. Sizer, industry appreciation activities chairman. An industrial exposition in Warner Park Field House and industrial development seminar will be included in the week’s program.

Plans to develop a 400-home subdivision named Maplewood that will involve an expenditure estimated at $750,000 a year for seven years were announced Saturday by Herman Wygoda, a leading Chattanooga home builder and developer. The 196-acre tract fronts on Standifer Gap Road in a triangle between the expressway and East Brainerd Road.

Sunday, June 23

Twenty-three new concerns were opened in Chattanooga in May compared to 21 in May 1962, the Greater Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce research department revealed in a report just released.

O.T. Tindell, retired manufacturer and prominent Republican, died Saturday morning in a local hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Tindell was president and principal owner of Mascot Stove Co. for a number of years.

Monday, June 24

Assistant City Attorney Eugene Tatum Monday recommended that charges against operators of 11 Milk Jug stores be dismissed by City Judge Riley Graham. They had been cited for allegedly violating an ordinance which prohibits most businesses from operating on Sundays. Prosecutor Tatum advised Judge Graham, “It is my opinion it is probably not illegal to sell milk or milk products on Sunday if other wares are not offered for sale at the same time.”

Robert Maclellan, president of Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co., has been elected to Dartmouth College’s Alumni Council for a three-year term as a member-at-large. He is a member of the class of 1928.

Tuesday, June 25

Ernest LeRoy Long of Chattanooga Valley, an employee of U.S. Pipe & Foundry Co., where he was supervisor of the electrical and maintenance departments, for 37 years died Tuesday morning at his home after an illness of several weeks.

Bill Wade, state chairman of the “June is Dairy Month” campaign for the American Dairy Association, who is in Chattanooga under the sponsorship of the Chattanooga Area Milk Producers Association, addressed the Kiwanis Club at its weekly meeting Tuesday in the Hotel Patten. Wade, Chicago Bears’ quarterback and former Vanderbilt University All-American, was introduced by John Fort.

Wednesday, June 26

The Hamilton County Council Wednesday adopted a record $19,278,181 budget for fiscal 1963-64, voting a 40 cent per $100 tax increase on all property in the county. This is reported to be the largest one-year tax increase in the county’s history.

Allen Bullard, president of Chattanooga Pharmaceutical Association; J.S. Goodlet, representing Retail Food Industries, and R.A. Strauss, president of the Chattanooga Retail Merchants Association, recommended to the City Commission Tuesday that the Sunday closing ordinance be amended to permit the sale of dairy products, tobacco products, bakery products and drug sundries.

Thursday, June 27

George F. Hull, a TVA employee, past president of the Hickory Valley Civitan Club, and former district governor, was elected a vice-president of Civitan International at the organization’s convention in Indianapolis.

Consolidation of Hamilton County and Chattanooga schools, through metropolitan government or otherwise, was urged Wednesday by County Superintendant Sam P. McConnell. He told the county council he wanted to see the two departments unified to put educational spending within the county on an equitable basis.

Friday, June 28

The new four-lane West Ninth Street extension that connects with Riverfront Parkway on the western side of the Golden Gateway will be formally opened at 2 p.m. Friday, announced Herbert Banks, executive director of the Chattanooga Housing Authority.