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Front Page - Friday, November 13, 2015

50 Years Ago

As reported in the Hamilton County Herald in 1965

Saturday, Nov. 13, 1965

A separate board of trustees for Bork Memorial Hospital should be established when enabling legislation can be enacted by the Tennessee Legislature in 1967, members of the board of trustees of Erlanger, Children’s Hospital, and Bork Hospital recommended following a meeting of the board Saturday. Since Bork is becoming larger, it is felt that it should be directed by a separate board of trustees of its own.

Sunday, Nov. 14

Liberace thrilled thousands of fans who packed Memorial Auditorium Sunday afternoon for his single matinee performance here. Ben Landress, auditorium manager, said at least 4,500 persons attended the concert. Appearing with Liberace were Karen Wessler, Los Angeles vocalist, and Channing Pollock of California and New York, a magician.

R.B. Davenport III has been named to succeed the late Gordon Gambill as president of the Frye Institute by the organization’s board of directors. The late E.Y. Chapin, one of the founders of the institute in 1939, served as its first president. He was succeeded by Gambill in 1954. Named as new directors were Dave Telford, John R. McGauley, and J. Ralston Wells.

Monday, Nov. 15

More than 100 Chattanooga business firms will participate in a four-day celebration Dec. 1-4 in conjunction with the opening of the freeway cut through Missionary Ridge. Prizes to be given away include an automobile and $1,000 in gift certificates. The Chattanooga Retail Merchants Assoc. is sponsoring the event.

Members of the First Christian Church held ground-breaking for a new $250,000 educational wing Sunday morning at ceremonies at the site on McCallie Avenue west of the church sanctuary.

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Jac Chambliss, Chattanooga attorney and civic leader, was re-elected a regional vice president of the National Municipal League at its annual meeting Monday night in St. Louis, Mo.

Mrs. Shirley Duncan, who spent two years touring 22 African countries, addressed the Metropolitan Dinner Club of Greater Chattanooga Tuesday night at Hotel Patten. William Hamilton, club president presided, and Miss Duncan was introduced by Mrs. Courtenay Nelson. While in Africa, Miss Duncan said she spent a week at Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s camp.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Will S. Keese, Jr., was elected to his third term as chairman of the Better Housing Commission. Joe McGilvray, vice chairman, and Mrs. Dorothy Hicks, secretary, were re-elected to serve with Keese, John Crabtree, chairman of the nominating committee, reported.

Thursday, Nov. 18

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, a major Chattanooga attraction, in noting its 70th anniversary reports that an estimated 22 million persons have taken the “World’s Steepest Ride.” The Incline has a record of perfect safety through the years.

Friday, Nov. 19

Preston P. Jordan, Southern Bell district manager, announces a new telephone central office will be in operation Sunday, Nov. 21, to serve Signal Mountain area telephone users. The new office is located at 804 Kentucky Ave. A new, lower-pitched dial tone and busy signal will be greeting Southern Bell customers when the service cuts over to the new central office.