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Front Page - Friday, May 13, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, May 14, 1966

Two University of Chattanooga professors, Dr. Wilbur K. Butts, Guerry professor of biology, and Dr. Culver H. Smith, Guerry professor of history, who together have served the university for a total of 69 years, will retire from full-time teaching Sept. 1, President LeRoy A. Martin announced.

Sunday, May 15

Gerry U. Stephens and Gordon L. Smith, Jr., have been appointed chairmen of the major gifts division in the $2.75 million YMCA campaign. Dr. James L. Fowle is general chairman.

Monday, May 16

William L. Galbraith, director of Child and Family Service, Knoxville, will succeed Miss Leah James as executive director of Chattanooga’s Family Service Agency in August. Miss James, who has been planning retirement for several months, made the announcement to the FSA staff Monday morning.

Tuesday, May 17

William Blaine Schwartz, the only original director who has served the Pioneer Bank since it was organized in 1916, was honored at the quarterly board meeting Tuesday. George M. Clark, chairman of the board, presented Mr. Schwartz with a solid gold commemorative medal and paid tribute to him for his many services to the bank through the years.

The Baptist Book Store, assisted by the Woman’s Missionary Society of the First Baptist Church, gave an autograph party Monday morning honoring Dr. Luther Joe Thompson, pastor of First Baptist, who autographed his book, “Through Discipline to Joy.”

Wednesday, May 18

Major R.C. Andrews, Dr. and Mrs. Fred Ballard, Dr. and Mrs. David McCallie, Dr. and Mrs. E. Wayne Gilley, Dr. and Mrs. C.R. Thomas, Mrs. Ruth Harvey, Miss May Archibald, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy S. Matthews, all from Chattanooga, will attend the Chattanooga Area Heart Association’s 13th annual meeting of the 9th general assembly in Gatlinburg Thursday through Saturday.

Thursday, May 19

Dr. S.J. McCallie, headmaster of McCallie School, was elected the first honorary lifetime member of the board of directors of Chattanooga Community Concerts at the annual meeting of the board of directors Wednesday.

Friday, May 20

The Rev. Fred Gates, Jr., rector of St. Peter’s Church in Columbia, Tenn., since 1943, was elected suffragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Wednesday at the Tennessee Diocesan Convention in Nashville. He will probably be consecrated as a bishop in July or August, and will then move to Memphis to assist the Rt. Rev. John Vander Horst, bishop of Tennessee. Rev. Mr. Gates, a native of Lexington, Va., attended Chattanooga High School and the University of Chattanooga.