Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, September 4, 2015

50 Years Ago

As reported in the Hamilton County Herald in 1965

Saturday, Sept. 4, 1965

The expansive Volunteer Ordnance Works at Tyner will be reactivated at a cost of $10.3-million and will bring production of TNT about the first of the year. Initial work at the facility will begin immediately with some 500 employees expected to be on the payroll Jan. 1 and an eventual 2,800 to be hired later.

Norman Watson of Louisville, Ky., has been appointed executive director of the Chattanooga Housing Authority to succeed Herbert Banks who resigned Aug. 1.

The Chattanooga Housing Authority approved a contract to sell a site for a $2-million parking garage-office building complex on Chestnut Street from 8th to 9th. The site covers the entire block excepting for the Gilman Paint and Varnish Co. building.

Sunday, Sept. 5

The University of Chattanooga will dedicate the new $2-million Maclellan Gymnasium on Vine Street in elaborate ceremonies Thursday, Sept. 23. Dr. O.C. Aderhold, president of the University of Georgia, will be the principal speaker. The magnificent new physical education center is a memorial to the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jardine Maclellan.

Monday, Sept. 6

The St. Barnabas Nursing Home, the first structure of the St. Barnabas complex being built by the Hamilton County Episcopal Commission in the Golden Gateway, will be dedicated Sept. 15 and the admission of guests will be started Sept. 16, announced William D. Pettway, president of the board of the HCEC.

Tuesday, Sept. 7

Gov. Frank Clement and mayors of Memphis and Nashville are among prominent persons scheduled to participate in the official initiation of Chattanooga’s eight-day sesquicentennial program Friday at a luncheon at Hotel Patten preceding the downtown parade at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 8

The Hamilton County Chapter of the American Cancer Society exceeded its $48,000 goal for 1965 by over $1,000, it was announced at the annual meeting at the Read House. Lew Boyd, general chairman of the 1965 campaign, announced that $49,377.74 had been collected.

Fourteen Ringgold, Ga., business and professional men and women who recently joined the swelling membership roster of the Greater Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce Wednesday were breakfast guests of a delegation from the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce at the new Dixie Café in Ringgold.

Thursday, Sept. 9

The city school enrollment on Wednesday was 27,086, a gain of 194 compared to the second day of last year.

Hammond Fowler of Rockwood, veteran member of the Tenn. Public Service Commission and one of the state’s best-known humorists, will address the Hamilton County Democratic executive committee at its called meeting Saturday at 11 a.m. on “Accomplishments of the Democratic Party in Tennessee.” The meeting will be in Judge Riley Graham’s courtroom at city hall.

Friday, Sept. 10

Mother and son Van Fraziers received degrees in recent commencement exercises at two of Tennessee’s universities. Mrs. A. (Pauline) Van Frazier was awarded a master of science degree at the University of Tennessee. She is librarian at Orchard Knob Junior High School. Her son, William Van Frazier, was graduated from A & I State University with a bachelor of science degree. The husband and father of these two accomplished persons is Principal of the county elementary school at Shepherd.