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Front Page - Friday, April 15, 2016

50 Years Ago


What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?



Saturday, April 16, 1966

Miss Adele Geraghty of Signal Mountain became Queen of Washington’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival Friday night. Miss Geraghty, a sophomore at Univ. of Chattanooga, is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Geraghty. Dr. Geraghty is professor of economics at UC.

Sunday, April 17

The former Peerless recreation area consisting of 50 acres of ideally situated land on Chickamauga Lake, is being developed into a new section for fine homes expected ultimately to represent an investment of $4.5 million. Plans were announced Saturday by Dr. James L. Caldwell, practicing physician and president of the Mountain City Land Co.

Monday, April 18

Pierce Cochereau, renowned organist of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris, gave a recital at Brainerd Methodist Church under the auspices of the Chattanooga Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Senior Neighbors of Chattanooga will hold a two-day open house Thursday and Friday to allow Senior Neighbors and their friends and others to return in memory of the days of the famous automobile race up Lookout Mountain on April 22, 1909. A musical skit based on the event has been written by Miss Kitty McDonald and she will direct the presentation.

Tuesday, April 19

James L. Turrentine of Stamford, Conn., formerly of Chattanooga, will deliver the mail address at the dedication May 1 of the new Family Service Agency building at the corner of Fourth and High Streets.

Pat O’Rear, 36, a former Chattanoogan, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. O’Rear, died Monday at his home in Atlanta, Ga., after a long illness. He is survived by his parents, his wife and a daughter.

Wednesday, April 20

In the 10th annual statewide high school mathematics contest Tuesday morning at the Univ. of Chattanooga, five first-place winners from Chattanooga area were: Barbara J. Button, James M. Mullican and Frank J. Goforth from Central High; M.O. Duffy, Baylor; and David K. Cope, Red Bank High School.

Attorney J. Thomas Mann has been named general chairman of the local observance of “Law Day, U.S.A.,” May 1, it was announced by James C. Lee, president of the Chattanooga Bar Association. The 1966 theme of Law Day is “Respect the Law – It Respects You.”

J. Ernest Summers, owner of Summers Appliance Store in Red Bank and former Chevrolet dealer, died Tuesday afternoon of an apparent heart attach suffered while supervising the unloading of a carload of appliances.

Thursday, April 21

The movement to retain the Junior ROTC at Chattanooga High School received the backing of Gov. Frank Clement during his Wednesday visit to Central High to address a student audience on citizenship.

DeForest William Evans died at his home, 609 W. Sunset Rd., Lookout Mountain, Wednesday night of a heart attack. He was active in the lumber business here until his retirement 10 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Glover Evans, a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Forshee of Jackson, Miss., and five grandchildren.

Friday, April 22

Harry Golden, North Carolina editor, author and lecturer, will be guest speaker May 6 at the banquet which will climax the annual convention of the Tennessee Library Association at the Read House. Mrs. Florence Leech Simmons of Chattanooga is president of TLA.

Gordon Street, Sr., president of Gordon Street Inc., announced Tuesday at the Kiwanis Club meeting at the Patten Hotel, that a multi-million dollar plant expansion is under way which will increase capacity of the huge foundry by 60 per cent. The work is expected to be completed in August of this year. Today, it is one of the leading producers of core castings and other parts for automobiles and other machinery. The first tapered roller bearing band was developed in the Chattanooga plant.