Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, February 20, 2015


What was going on in Chattanooga in 1965?

Saturday, February 20, 1965

Lakesite Land Co. has launched a new $1 million development at its subdivision on Hixson Pike and Chickamauga Lake, company president W.B. Hunt announced. A shopping center and marina, an apartment building with 18 efficiency units, and a group of homes are included in the development.

Archie J. Wheeler, salesman for Chattanooga Paper and Woodenware Co. and an active member of the Brainerd Baptist Church, died from a heart attack in Rockwood, Tenn., Friday.

The one-ton Union Cannon, taken from its resting place in Chickamauga Park early last Sunday by 11 university students, was restored to its place Thursday. The students have been suspended from the university.

Sunday, Feb. 21

Norman Bradley, president of the Allied Arts Council, has announced the two general chairmen for the Sixth Annual Arts Festival, to be held May 2-9. Mrs. Donald Ferguson and Mrs. Henry T. Bryan III will coordinate and direct the functions of the specific committee.

Monday, Feb. 22

Charles M. Sample, local manager for Southern Bell, has been promoted to manager at Union City, Tenn., effective March 1. He is married and has one daughter. They currently reside at 944 Signal Road on Signal Mountain.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

The Singer Co. operators of Cobble Division, Chattanooga, announced plans to manufacture and market a new line of packaging machinery. An additional 25 employees will be hired.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Elbert J. Chapman, assistant dean of the University of Tennessee’s College of Agriculture, was the guest speaker at the City Farmers Club meeting Wednesday at Hotel Patten.

A community-wide consultation on the war against poverty will be held at Hotel Patten March 5 and 6. Dr. August W. Eberle, president, and Dr. Horace J. Traylor, vice-president of the board of Chattanooga – Hamilton County Community Action Program for Economic Opportunity, announced.

Thursday, Feb. 25

Eleven university students were cleared Wednesday of charges of stealing a Civil War cannon from Chickamauga National Park. U.S. Commissioner Harve Duggins termed the theft an “obvious fraternity prank,” saying “Justice will be served if we dismiss these cases and let these boys go back to school.”

Friday, Feb. 26

Selmon T. Franklin, architect, was elected chairman of the Law Enforcement Commission of Chattanooga Wednesday at a luncheon meeting of the organization at Fehn’s Restaurant. He succeeds W.O. Hubbuch, business and civic leader. George McMillan was named vice chairman to succeed T.A. Lupton, Jr. Alex Wells was elected treasurer and Dixie T. Smith was named secretary.