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Front Page - Friday, August 7, 2015

50 and 100 years ago

50 years ago

What was going on in Chattanooga in 1965?

Saturday, Aug. 7

Congressman Charles Halleck of Indiana will be among the distinguished guests at the Harry Carbaugh Appreciation Rally at Engel Stadium Saturday, Aug. 14, starting at 6 p.m. Congressman Bob Dole of Kansas will be the principal speaker.

U.S. District Judge Frank W. Wilson rejected a NAACP petition for total desegregation of Chattanooga Public schools next month, but has ordered complete desegregation of all 12 grades in September 1966.

Sunday, Aug. 8

Twelve foreign visitors arrived in Chattanooga Sunday as part of TVA’s eighth Resources Development Seminar. Countries represented in the seminar include Afghanistan, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Peru, and Turkey. Two officials in the Karachi Electric Supply Corp. of Pakistan are beginning a study of TVA’s office of power in Chattanooga.

Monday, Aug. 9

J. Marcus Leger, executive director Junior Achievement of Chattanooga, will join the administrative staff of the University of Chattanooga Aug. 16 with the title of development associate, according to an announcement by Dr. LeRoy A. Martin, UC’s president.

The intersection of McCallie and Dodds Ave. was the fourth busiest in Tennessee during 1964, it was reported by the Tenn. Department of Highways in Nashville, Monday. There were 45,000 cars a day at the intersection. This figures excludes the overpass traffic.

Tuesday, Aug. 10

The Chattanooga Engineers Club gave $1,000 Monday to the fund for establishment of a graduate engineering center here by the University of Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee. Rufus Obrecht, president of the club, handed the club’s check to Manville Mayfield, who accepted it on behalf of the education committee. It was the first contribution toward the $50,000 needed to get the program started.

Squire O.E. Bacon was elected Hamilton County’s trustee. He will succeed Joe Richardson, who resigned recently on advice of his physician. His resignation to be effective Sept. 30.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

Robert E. Mullings was announced as new physical director of the Central Branch of the YMCA by Robert Davenport, president. He came to Chattanooga Aug. 1 after serving as physical director at Lynchburg, Va., and Bogalusa, La.

Miss Margaret Erickson of Spanga, Sweden, was principal speaker at the regular luncheon meeting of the Jaycees at Hotel Patten. Her visit to Chattanooga as a member of the Experiment in International Living is sponsored by the Jaycees. Slides on Swedish industry, government, and customs illustrated her talk.

Thursday, Aug. 12

Homicide Detective Joseph C. Hannah, Jr., whose resignation from the Chattanooga Police Department becomes effective Aug. 15, will join the Tennessee Bureau of Criminal Identification as a homicide investigator, and will be assigned Aug. 16 to the East Tennessee area with headquarters in Nashville.

Friday, Aug. 13

Louis T. Griffeth, assistant to the president of the Univ. of Georgia, is one of three special guests who will attend the meeting of the Chattanooga Alumni Chapter of the University at Morrison’s Cafeteria Tuesday, Aug. 17, Hal Morris, publicity chairman announced.

100 years ago

What was going on in Chattanooga in 1915?

Saturday, Aug. 7

Henry Beck, prominent Chattanoogan, suffered a fatal stroke a few days ago in Heber, Utah, while en route to the Panama Exposition. Mrs. Beck and daughter, Miss Mamie, were with him when he died.

Mrs. Gus Richter and Miss Ethel Richter have gone to Sullivan’s Island for a stay.

Misses Josephine Whiteside and Elizabeth Watkins will chaperone a group of young folks on a picnic at Point Park given in honor of Reid Williams of Dallas, a cousin of Miss Whiteside.

Silverdale was host to the annual Farmers Picnic. A great crowd attended to hear the State Commissioner of Agriculture, the speaker for the occasion. Judge Lewis Shepherd welcomed the guests. The committee for the picnic was composed of: Lewis S. Roberson, president of the association; Austin W. Shofner; W.M. Burns; Los Fryar; J.N. McCutcheon; and F.M. Jones.

Sunday, Aug. 8

Carl Cartinhour and Vincent Mahoney left Saturday night for San Francisco for the Panama Exposition. En route, they will stop at San Antonio, the Grand Canyon, and Los Angeles.

Dr. Landis Graham has returned from a visit in New York.

Monday, Aug. 9

Misses Nita, Marie, and Viola Tansy have returned home after spending several weeks with relatives in Knoxville.

Hortense McDonald announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her sister, Marjorie Louise Hobson, to William O. Jones. The wedding will take place the latter part of August.

Tuesday, Aug. 10

Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Gilman, Jr., will go to St. Simons Island Saturday for a two-week vacation.

The benefit dance at Signal Mountain Hotel Monday night was attended by 250 persons. The money was raised for a free clinic. Mrs. Garnett Andrews was chairman for the dance. Dancing contests were held for the fox trot and one step. Silver loving cups were prizes for the men and silver bud vases for the ladies.

The B.J. Simmons family and a number of friends are camping near Cave Springs for two or three weeks.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

Today is automobile picnic day for the children of Vine Street Orphanage. They will spend the day at Crutchfield Springs. Mrs. Cordelia Reed, matron of the home, will have two assistants. John E. Lovell is chairman of the committee on arrangements. Dr. J.C. Brooks will accompany the party.

Miss Frances Thatcher will leave soon for a month’s visit with school friends in Jacksonville, Fla., and later will go to Agnes Scott College.

Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Frierson and Miss Susie Bell Frierson have returned from a visit in Shelbyville, Tenn.

Thursday, Aug. 12

Three battleships have been ordered to southern waters near Mexico. People in Texas living near the Mexican border fear an uprising, and Secretary Daniels feels it’s necessary for protection.

Summerfield Johnston is visiting his grandmother, Mrs. S.A. Key, on Walden’s Ridge.

Due to the recent rains, Chickamauga Creek is so high, the dam at Birds Mill broke through, making the mill inoperative. Mr. Thomas McDonald, manager of the mill, said it would be repaired immediately.

Friday, Aug. 13

Darrah Kelley, son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Kelley, who spent five weeks with the Harvard contingent in the Students Military Camp at Plattsburg, N.Y., will remain for the Businessmen’s Camp before returning home.

Miss Jennie Anderson will give a 500 party this afternoon in honor of Miss Elizabeth Mills of Spring City.

Mrs. Joe V. Williams will entertain on Walden’s Ridge Saturday afternoon with a barbecue for the children of Summertown.