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Front Page - Friday, October 16, 2015

50 Years Ago

As reported in the Hamilton County Herald in 1965

Saturday, Oct. 16, 1965

A $2-million subdivision, Brookhaven Heights, is being completed on a 40-acre tract at the intersection of Hickory Valley and Shallowford Roads, it was announced by Elbert K. Scholze of Scholze Realty Agency.

Sunday, Oct. 17

Nearly 500 Hixson youngsters staged a neighborhood demonstration in support of U.S. policy in Viet Nam and as a personal tribute to their own hero, Marine PFC James Jones, who was wounded Oct. 3 while on patrol in Viet Nam and is now in the Naval Hospital in Japan. Jones, 18-year old son of Mrs. Joyce Kelley, joined the Marine Corps in August 1964.

Drake Forest, a new subdivision development between Shallowford and Igou Gap Roads, which will have upon completion 275 homes priced from $25,000 and up, and which embraces 142 acres, is now being readied for a formal opening, Carl Drake, Jr., president of Carbo Development Co., announced.

Monday, Oct. 18

L. Eugene Johnson of Louisville, Ky., president of the National Restaurant Assoc., is in Chattanooga attending the 19th annual convention of the Tennessee Restaurant Association, which opened Monday with some 150 delegates from all parts of Tennessee. Host for the for the two-day annual meeting is the Chattanooga Restaurant Association, H. B. Gilbert, manager of S&W Cafeteria, president. Charles Wilmoth of Memphis is president of the Tennessee Association.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

A six-story Howard Johnson Motor Lodge and Howard Johnson Restaurant will be built on both sides of East 21st Street between Long and Williams Streets, Horace E. Collins of the H.E. Collins Contracting Co., said Tuesday. He said the total cost will be somewhere between $1 million and $2 million.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Thomas R. Jacob, manager of the Chattanooga office of Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., has been appointed district manager of the firm’s New Orleans office. David L. Cole will succeed him as manager of the Chattanooga office.

Thursday, Oct. 21

The County Council voted Wednesday to make a 1965 public act raising the salaries of General Sessions judges during the term starting next Sept. 1 applicable to Hamilton County. Presently, each of the county’s three Session judges is paid $7,500 annually. The attorneys elected to serve on the Sessions bench for the next term will draw starting salaries of $10,000, and in Sept. 1970, the midpoint in the term, the salaries will move up to $11,800.

Edward C. Keef, president elect of Kiwanis International, who will speak in Chattanooga at a dinner meeting Friday night, has appointed Henry M. Collins, past president of the Chattanooga Kiwanis Club and a past district governor, to Kiwanis International’s 1966 committee on boys’ and girls’ work.

Friday, Oct. 22

The Chattanooga Junior Chamber of Commerce announced the Miss Chattanooga Pageant will be a year-round project increasing the number of contestants to 50 and holding the pageant in the spring to allow the winner time to prepare for the Miss Tennessee pageant. “Our objective is Miss America, and out of 350,000 people in the Greater Chattanooga area, we can find one,” said Peter B. Soback, general chairman of the pageant committee.