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Front Page - Friday, October 2, 2015

50 Years Ago


As reported in the Hamilton County Herald in 1965



Saturday, Oct. 2, 1965

O.E. Bacon, East Brainerd pharmacist, took his oath of office Friday as Hamilton County’s new trustee and immediately began accepting payments on the 1965 property tax.

Sunday, Oct. 3

James W. Douthat, veteran newsman and trade association executive, will deliver the principal address at the annual meeting of the Chattanooga Manufacturer’s Association Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Read House, James B. Roginson, first vice-president of the association, announced.

Monday, Oct. 4

The Memorial Auditorium board Monday approved the final plans and specifications prepared by Selmon T. Franklin Associates, Architects, for extensive remodeling of the building, and authorized the architectural firm to advertise for bids. The project is estimated to cost $1.5 million.

Tickets for the entire opera season are sold out for the first time in the association’s  23-year history. The Opera Guild is headed by Mrs. Arch Smith, III.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Norman Watson, who took over Monday as executive director of the Chattanooga Housing Authority, met the City Commission Tuesday. Watson comes to Chattanooga from Louisville, where he was deputy executive director of the Louisville Urban Renewal and Community Development Agency.

Wilbert P. Rundles, assistant cashier of the American National Bank and Trust Co., has been named manager of the North County branch in Daisy, which will be opened Nov. 1. The announcement was made by John P. Wright, bank president.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

The Chattanooga Kiwanis Club elected attorney Louis C. Harris, president for 1966, to succeed C.M. Wilcox at the regular Tuesday luncheon meeting in Hotel Patten.

Dr. James S. Cheatham, former superintendent of the Moccasin Bend Psychiatric Hospital, has opened offices in the Doctors Building for the private practice of psychiatry. He came to Chattanooga a year ago from Cherokee, Iowa, where he was director of psychiatric training and research at the Mental Health Institute.

Thursday, Oct. 7

The sawmill building of the Williams & Voris Lumber Co. in East Lake was destroyed by a two-alarm fire late Wednesday night. The blaze practically leveled the large wood and galvanized steel structure, causing heavy financial loss.

Friday, Oct. 8

Chattanooga lost one of its well-known restaurateurs and a colorful citizen in the death this week of Albert Schlickling. A native of Germany, he operated The Rathskeller on Cherry Street for many years before his retirement in 1961. The Rathskeller was a meeting place for those who enjoyed Bohemian atmosphere of dim lights, plain furnishings, good German sausages, and other foods and drink native to Mr. Schlickling’s homeland. He was a pleasant man who made friends easily, and he had many friends in Chattanooga who are saddened by his death.