Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, January 1, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966

Saturday, Jan. 1, 1966

A $100,000 remodeling project will begin Monday on the fifth floor of Loveman’s, Inc., according to R.L. Moore, Jr., president. The new project is the continuation of work which began on the building in 1962.

Sunday, Jan. 2

Members of the Red Bank – Highland Jaycees are making plans for the 1966 Tennessee Junior Miss Pageant, which will begin at the Tivoli Theatre on Feb. 2. The club has sponsored the contest each year since it began nine years ago. Twenty-one contestants from throughout the state will compete for the title of “Tennessee’s Junior Miss” in a three-day pageant.

Monday, Jan. 3

Dr. H. J. Phillips, well-known Chattanooga dentist and orthodontist, died early Sunday in a hospital here. He had suffered a heart attack several hours previously.

Tuesday, Jan. 4

Davis “Sandy” Sandlin, veteran trainer of the University of Chattanooga football teams and of the Chattanooga Lookouts, is joining the Moccasin staff on a year-round basis.

Wednesday, Jan. 5

The southbound Georgian of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad was derailed along a curve near a Highway 58 underpass about a mile outside the city limits. Minor injuries were suffered by 13 of the 60 passengers. Many of the passengers were servicemen.

Lt. Col. Charles F. Farber, artillery, U.S. Army, has been assigned as professor of military science at the University of Chattanooga, Dr. LeRoy A. Martin, UC’s president, announced. He succeeds Lt. Col. Laurence B. Kelley, who served from August 1962 to June 1965.

Thursday, Jan. 6

The Hamilton County Council yesterday authorized Judge Frost to deed 60 acres of land to the state as a site for the new Chattanooga Technical Institute. The land on Amnicola Highway is part of 75 acres to be donated by Chattanooga industrialist J. Frank Harrison to the city and county for the new state technical school. The remaining 15 acres will be deeded next year.

R.G. Barry Corp. of Columbus, Ohio, a leading national manufacturer of footwear and allied soft goods products, has acquired Dot and Peg Productions, Inc., a Chattanooga manufacturer of boudoir slippers sold countrywide. Dot and Peg founded in Chattanooga by Mrs. James Hedges and Mrs. Peg Lamb was sold about three years ago to J.F. Willie, who will continue as president and operating head of the concern.

Friday, Jan. 7

Dr. George G. Young, general surgeon, will be installed tonight as president of the Chattanooga and Hamilton Medical Society at its 84th annual meeting in the Read House ballroom. Dr. Young succeeds Dr. John M. Higgason. Dr. Frank B. Graham is president-elect to succeed Dr. Young next year. v