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Front Page - Friday, February 5, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Feb. 5, 1966

Gaye Sellars, 17, a Franklin High School senior, was elected as Tennessee’s Junior Miss for 1966 at the finals competition of the 9th annual state pageant at the Tivoli Theatre.

Plans for a $1.4 million luxury apartment development here on Spring Creek Road with work to start within two weeks, were announced by Clark W. Taylor and Odis F. Haymon of Baton Rouge, La., to be named the Fountainbleau Apartments. Taylor and Haymon are the owners of the new Chateau Royale Apartments on Germantown Rd.

Sunday, Feb. 6

Rudy Walldorf, a member of the Chattanooga Board of Realtors, has been appointed state chairman for Tennessee of the National Institute of Real Estate Brokers, it was announced Saturday from the institute’s headquarters in Chicago.

Thomas S. Murphy, chairman of the 1966 Broadcasters Campaign for Radio Free Europe, and president of Capital Cities Broadcasting Corp. of New York City, who is visiting Joseph H. Davenport, Jr., president of Volunteer State Life Insurance Co. and local chairman of the 1966 Radio Free Europe drive, cited concrete results of efforts by the organization to assist people under Communist domination to work toward individual liberty and national independence.

Monday, Feb. 7

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Interstate Fair was awarded a “superior” rating at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Association of Fairs last week in Nashville. Miss Olive Atwood, vice president and executive secretary of the Chattanooga Fair, was re-elected a director for East Tennessee.

Capt. Donald C. Graney, assistant professor of military science at the University of Chattanooga, has been promoted to the grade of major, effective Feb. 1, according to a Department of the Army order. Major Graney has volunteered for service in Viet Nam and expects to leave this summer for duty in South Viet Nam.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

Reeve Owen, vice president and general manager of television station WTVC and radio station WAPO, has been named to the Television Code Review Board of the National Association of Broadcasters.

The Lookout Advertising Agency has established a full-scale public relations division headed by James Williams, III, Carl L. Gibson, agency president, announced. Williams has been names secretary of the agency and a member of the board.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

The city school board approved the appointment of John T. Seyfarth as acting principal for the remainder of this school year at Dalewood Junior High and the establishment of a team approach to administration of the school with the creation of three assistant principal positions.

Thursday, Feb. 10

Miss Elizabeth Edwards, who resigned as chief librarian of the Chattanooga Public Library, will be director of the Rolling Prairie Library with headquarters at Decatur, Ill. She will leave Chattanooga April 1 and take up her new duties on April 25.

Friday, Feb. 11

Sargent Shriver, who recently relinquished his Peace Corps duties to become the full-time poverty director, will speak at 8 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. His appearance is sponsored by the Adult Education Council in cooperation with the Community Action Program.