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Front Page - Friday, April 8, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, April 9, 1966

The city has offered to donate land it owns along the Tennessee River at the end of Broad Street if the state department of conservation will build a marina on it, Mayor Kelley told the Mayor’s Tourist Committee Thursday at City Hall.

Leo Britt, acting judge of Hamilton County Juvenile Court, was named Optimist of the Year by the Optimist Club of Chattanooga in ceremonies Thursday night in the Read House. G. Vernon Elmore, past governor of Optimist International, gave the invocation and Dr. John Letson, former superintendent of Chattanooga schools, was the guest speaker.

Sunday, April 10

A $2,75 million fund-raising campaign to build a new YMCA building and equip it has been launched. Joe H. Davenport, Jr., Metropolitan YMCA board chairman, announced. The new building will be located on the south side of Sixth St. at Chestnut St. in the Golden Gateway area near the freeway.

Plans for a $300,000 office building development at 3503 Brainerd Road were announced by Raymond F. Hale, Jr., realtor, and head of the R.F. Hale Realty firm.

Monday, April 1

The City Commission named John Allen Carter executive director of the Chattanooga Air Pollution Control Board, filling a vacancy created when Frank L. Cross, Jr., resigned from the post several months ago.

Hundreds visited Hunter Art Gallery Easter Sunday for the reopening of the gallery after general renovations and redecorating. The Kosmos Womens Club was host for the tea. Frank Baisden, artist and former Chattanoogan, is serving as acting director for the gallery for April and May.

Tuesday, April 12

Laura Jones of Copper Basin High School and Earl Alan McGee of Bradley Central at Cleveland won the grand prize sweepstakes in the 14th Chattanooga Regional Science Fair being held in the Maclellan gymnasium. Five hundred young scientists from 65 schools throughout the area displayed their work.

B. Lamar Rankin, vice president of Hamilton National Bank, was elected president of the Hamilton County Tuberculosis Association at its 22nd annual membership meeting at Siskin Memorial Foundation to succeed retiring President Telfair, Jr., Dr. Wayne Gilley guest speaker’s subject was “Health Hazards of Smoking.”

Wednesday, April 13

Arch E. Trimble, project manager of the Urban Renewal project here since February 15, 1965, has resigned his position effective April 22, he said Tuesday, “In order to devote more time to my private business, Town and Country Insurance Agency.” Executive Director of Urban Renewal said the authority has no replacement in mind yet.

The Junior ROTC program at Chattanooga High School will be discontinued at the close of the present school term. The Chattanooga Board of Education voted Wednesday to terminate the program on the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Benjamin Carmichael.

Thursday, April 14

Eighteen college students have been hired by Acting Postmaster Frank S. Moore and put to work at various evening jobs which will have a maximum 16 hours per week employment, it was announced Tuesday. The program is under the federal government’s Youth Opportunity Program.

Friday, April 15

Mayor Kelley has proclaimed Saturday, April 16 “Jim Nabors Day” in honor of the “Gomer Pyle” television show star’s contribution to this year’s 365 Club Benefit Show Saturday night at Memorial Auditorium.

Glenn C. Mowery, of Whites Creek, Tenn., sergeant-at-arms of Civitan International, will address the Chattanooga Civitan Club Friday on its observance of the 46th anniversary of Civitan International.