Saturday, July 10, 1965
A building permit was obtained at the City Hall Thursday for an eight-story Holiday Inn of 155 units in the Golden Gateway on the west side of the freeway between Sixth and Ninth Streets.
Gov. Frank Clement, through Chattanooga Division Engineer Virgil Perkinson, Saturday announced three top-level personnel changes in the Chattanooga division of the Tennessee Highway Department. Tom Phy, division locations engineer, was named to succeed Irving Buchele, division maintenance engineer, who retired July 8. S.C. Taylor has been named to succeed Mr. Phy in his post as locations engineers.
Sunday, July 11
The South’s largest safety meeting will be held in Chattanooga next March. Executive Committee of Southern Safety Conference and Exposition from over a 14-state area met Sunday in Hotel Patten to make arrangements for the big event next March 6, 7 and 8, when over 2,000 delegates are expected. S.R. Finley, Chairman of the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, is chairman of the local arrangements committee.
Monday, July 12
Robert A. Elmore, City Director of public affairs, has resigned to accept the position with the federal government as executive director of an on-the-job training project to be administered by the Chattanooga Full Employment Committee, Inc., it was announced Monday by Mayor Kelley.
Selection of Mid-Continent Expositions, Inc. as official float builder for the Sesquicentennial Parade was announced by Chattanooga 150 Inc., the corporation sponsoring the event. Ray Evans is parade chairman for Chattanooga 150.
Tuesday, July 13
Members of the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority held their quarterly meeting Tuesday at Loret Villa. Col. Gilbert M. McDorland of Nashville, principal speaker, in his talk said, “With the building of the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway, the ailing coal industry of East Tennessee would be completely revitalized.”
Frank J. McAndrew of Richmond, Ind., has been elected president and a director of the City Water Co., of Chattanooga, it was announced by E.S. Tillotson, vice president and general manager of the City Water Co.
Wednesday, July 14
United Hosiery Mills Corp. stockholders have changed the concern’s name to Skyland International Corp. because children around the world are clothed in Buster Brown garments made by the Chattanooga-based company. The announcement was made by Forrest E. Tugman, president.
Two well-known young Chattanoogans, married only a few months, received fatal injuries in a traffic crash on a bridge at Little Rock, Ark., Monday afternoon. Mrs. Glenda Ruth Tennyson Hufft, 23, died instantly in the crash. Her husband, Airman 2C Steven Lynn Hufft, 23, died Tuesday night in a Little Rock hospital.
Thursday, July 15
The 70-man Good Neighbor Division of the Agriculture Committee of the Greater Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce is intensifying its visits to approximately 120 communities expected to enter the 20th Annual Community Improvement Program, according to Carl F. Hubbuch, chairman of the Agricultural Development Committee.
Approximately 300 members of the Dep’t of Tennessee Woman’s Auxiliary of the American Legion will hold their annual convention at the Read House beginning Friday in conjunction with the State Legionnaires Convention. Mrs. Rowland Roslofs of Chattanooga is president of the Dep’t of Tennessee. Mrs. William L. Taylor, president of the Third District, is in charge of the convention.
Friday, July 16
The U.S. Public Health Service announced in Washington Wednesday a $38,300 grant to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, according to Senator Ross Bass’s office. The funds will cover the cost of continuing a special tuberculosis project for another six months.
Southern Bell Telephone Company has recently begun equipment installation in six central offices in the Chattanooga area, Preston P. Jordan, district manager has announced. The offices are located at Rossville, 3602 Dodds Ave, Airport Road, Red Bank, St. Elmo, and Harrison.