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Front Page - Friday, February 27, 2015

50 YEARS AGO


What was going on in Chattanooga in 1965?



Saturday, February 27, 1965

The little dark blue 1965 auto license renewal tabs for passenger cars, which will go on sale at the County Clerk’s office Monday morning, will cost motorists $14 a set – whether they’re driving Volkswagens, or Cadillacs, or anything in between. Gov. Frank Clement Friday signed into law the bill equalizing auto registration for all passenger cars.

Harold R. Smartt, Jr., a former Chattanoogan, was elected to the board of directors of the Electro Refractories and Abrasives Corp., Buffalo, N.Y., at a recent stockholders meeting. Mr. Smartt is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Smartt of Lookout Mountain.

Sunday, Feb. 28

Employment in the Du Pont Chattanooga Nylon plant is at an all-time high of around 3,400, with some 900 construction workers in addition engaged in the multi-million dollar expansion program, R.A. Kasey, Jr., plant manager, said Saturday. Plant payrolls reached a new high of more than $20 million in 1964 and should exceed that figure during 1965.

Patrick A. Quay has been elected as vice president of Miller Bros. Co., in addition to his title of general merchandising manager, Felix G. Miller, president announced Saturday. Mr. Quay came to Miller Bros. from Knoxville, where he’d been with Rich’s Inc. and later with Miller’s Inc. of Knoxville.

Monday, Mar. 1

Stanley S. Addis of Lookout Mountain, retired employee of Combustion Engineering, Inc., died Sunday at his home. He served with the U.S. Army in 1916 Mexican Border Campaign and World War I. He was a former director of the Chattanooga Little Theatre and for a time was manager of the Memorial Auditorium.

The Skitch Henderson and Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra pops concert Sunday afternoon at the Tivoli Theatre was hugely successful.

Tuesday, Mar. 2

Mayor Ralph Kelley Monday night presented a bill to the Hamilton County legislative delegation aimed at limiting the tenure of office of Mayor of Chattanooga to “two consecutive terms of four years each.”

Wednesday, Mar. 3

Brock Candy Co. announced Wednesday the beginning of work on an addition of a 25,000 square-foot, climatically controlled warehouse to their warehouse and distribution center in Shallowford Industrial Park. Richard Brock, president, said the addition is the second phase in a long-range master plan.

Thursday, Mar. 4

Lookout Advertising Agency, with offices and a studio at 1084 Duncan Ave. in Chattanooga, and the largest general advertising agency in the area, has been chartered as a corporation in a new reorganizational move. John E. Fitzpatrick, Thomas A. Erwin, Jr., and Joe E. Broadway, were named to the board of directors. Carl L. Gibson and Edward F. Steiner, two of the three original partners, are principal owners and directors of the new corporation. Mr. Gibson was elected president. Mr. Fitzpatrick and Mr. Erwin were named vice presidents, and Mr. Broadway was elected treasurer.

Friday, Mar. 5

Construction of both the new Hixson High School and J.B. Brown Junior High at Harrison was assured Wednesday when the county Council approved a school board request for $630,000 in emergency funds.