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Front Page - Friday, April 22, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, April 23, 1966

The Chattanooga Chapter of the National Secretaries Association named Mrs. Martha Wright, secretary to Ralph Ewing, president of Dixie Yarns, Inc., 1966 Secretary of the Year. She succeeds Mrs. Nancy Kizziah, 1965 Secretary of the Year.

Sunday, April 24

Approximately 300 people gathered in the lobby of Maclellan Gymnasium at the University of Chattanooga to see the awarding of prizes to the winners of the sixth annual Youth Arts Fair, sponsored jointly by the Junior League of Chattanooga and the university. This year’s top winner was Mike Diehl, senior at McCallie School. Mrs. James Strang, president of the Junior League, welcomed the guests and introduced Dr. LeRoy Martin, president of UC, and Dr. Elizabeth Dalton, who presented the awards. First place award winners included Kirk Walker, Edward Lindburg, Joy Kendall, Ellen Espy, Jim Reed, Randy Earwood, and Greg Wichman.

Monday, April 25

The 13th Annual Exhibition of Artists of Chattanooga will open Sunday, May 1 in a tent on Broad Street for a week during the Arts Festival of the Allied Arts Council. At its close on May 7, the show will be moved to Hunter Gallery for the rest of the month.

Tuesday, April 26

Chancellor Morris B. Finkelstein has been chosen to address the immigrants to be naturalized Thursday at special proceedings. U.S. District Judge Frank W.

Wilson invited the chancellor

to deliver the address because

of his work for more than a quarter of a century in teaching them to become good American citizens.

Dan H. Overmyer, chairman of the board of D.H. Overmyer Warehouse Co., with headquarters in New York City, announced an investment of $5 million in modern warehouse facilities will be made in the Chattanooga area by the end of 1967.

Wednesday, April 27

J. Polk Smartt has been named chairman of the Dread Disease Fund of Greater Chattanooga, it was announced by W. Roy Meyers, president of the fund.

Mayor Ralph Kelley signed a proclamation designating Sunday, May 1 as Law Day U.S.A. in Chattanooga. The theme this year is “Respect the Law – It Respects You.”

Mel Wilcox was re-elected president of the Chattanooga Symphony Association at a meeting of the board.

Thursday, April 28

J.E. Summers, Red Bank businessman who died April 19, left an estate valued at $550,000 to Bryan College at Dayton, Tenn.

Friday, April 29

Loret Resort Villa will invest approximately $2 million in an expansion program at its resort on Chickamauga Lake, it was announced by Harry Levin, owner. He said the project will be started at the close of this year’s vacation season.

Crew leaders and truck or bus owners are being recruited by State Employment Security offices to help in the upcoming harvest of 1,200 acres of strawberries in this area. Many berry pickers will be needed, too, according to David R. Kirkham, who is in charge of farm placement services in this area for the Employment Security Department.