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Front Page - Friday, December 5, 2014


What was going on in Chattanooga in 1964?

Saturday, December 5, 1964

Tennessee Ferro, a newly formed corporation, is placing in operation two of the four electric furnaces formerly operated by Tennessee Products and Chemical Company’s plant in Alton Park.

Mayor Ralph Kelley and Commissioner A.L. Bender reported from Washington Friday that the Federal Bureau of Public Roads has agreed to include a full four-way traffic interchange on Interstate 24 at Fourth Avenue.

Sunday, Dec. 6

The First Christian Church has launched a $125,000 Building Fund Drive for a proposed education wing facing McCallie Avenue, Jack Mullins, president of the congregation, announced Saturday.

Asst. Chief of Police Lamar Boyd warned downtown shoppers that traffic regulations, including meter over-parking, must be observed if motorists want to avoid fines. Blocking traffic is one of the most frequent violations during the Christmas rush. Fine for blocking traffic is $5.25, and applies also to traffic waiting to enter parking lots as well as other tie-ups.

Four Chattanoogans – Phil Greek, Allen Yates, Chuck Stieg, and Henry Sorrell – won Jaycee Inter-Collegiate wrestling championships in the fourth annual tournament here during the weekend.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Dalton R. Roberts, former director of public relations for the Tennessee Education Association, Nashville, has been recommended as project director of Chattanooga’s Neighborhood Youth Corps. The city school system will administer the $925,000-a-year program.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Robert L. Maclellan, president of the Provident Life & Accident Insurance Co., was elected chairman of the board of the Institute of Life Insurance at a meeting Tuesday in New York.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Robert W. Hill, Jr., is graduating first in his class in the University of Tennessee College of Law’s fall quarter commencement in Knoxville on Dec. 17.

Friday, Dec. 11

Action to oppose legislation to empower Tennessee city, county, and state governments to acquire and hold waterfront lands for industrial use was taken Wednesday by the Chattanooga Board of Realtors. Pat St. Charles, Jr., president-elect for 1965, said it was his understanding that at least two organizations are planning to submit a bill to the next session of the legislature to do this.

Stephen Lee Adams of Optical Center, Inc., announces the opening of an Optical Dispensary in East Gate’s Miracle Mall. v