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Front Page - Friday, May 20, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, May 21, 1966

Miss Karen Elizabeth Dorne, 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Chattanooga, was crowned Miss Chattanooga 1966 at the Tivoli pageant. Miss Chris Richard, Miss Chattanooga 1965, did the honors.

Sunday, May 22

Richard A. Strauss, one of Chattanooga’s most active business and civic leaders, has received a promotion that will transfer him to Atlanta effective Monday, it was announced Saturday. He will be manager of the Sears Ponce de Leon store after managing the Sears store here for seven and a half years

Hundreds of people viewed the joint rose show staged by the Tri-State Rose Society and Chattanooga Rose Society in the lobby of the Provident Building. James R. Chamberlain won the gold medal certificate of the American Rose Society for three specimen hybrid tea roses: Oklahoma, Mr. Lincoln, and Rubaiyot.

Monday, May 23

More than 425 persons attended the dinner honoring Mrs. Irene H. Patton at the Provident Cafeteria. Mrs. Patton was a teacher at Howard High School for 25 years and principal of James A. Henry School for 23 years. Tribute was paid her by the mayor, the chairman of the board of education, the superintendent of schools, and the pastor of her church.

Thomas D. Alexander, organist and choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for 17 years, has resigned to accept a position in Greenville, S.C., as organist and choirmaster at Christ Episcopal Church. Alexander is dean of the Chattanooga Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Tuesday, May 24

It is the end of an era in local educational circles. Mrs. Tyler Wilson is moving from the Margaret Wilson School at 317 Vine Street, which she has operated for 20 years, and in which she taught some 45 years. The school was founded in 1921 as the Greta Wert School. The school will continue as The Senter School, to be operated by Mr. and Mrs. William Senter.

Wednesday, May 25

Plans for an extension of Riverside Drive to an intersection with Riverfront Parkway have been temporarily shelved but definitely not canceled, Cranston Pearce, chairman of the streets, highways, and freeways committee of the Greater Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, told the organization director.

Thursday, May 26

The assignment of Rev. Robert B. Hudson as pastor of the First Methodist Church here was reported to be one of the several ministerial changes involving Chattanooga churches to be made at the Holston Methodist Annual Conference, which opened Wednesday in Knoxville. The Rev. Robert L. Wilcox, pastor of First Methodist since 1961, has been appointed superintendent of the Maryville District.

The University of Chattanooga’s 1966 yearbook, The Moccasin, was dedicated to Dr. August Eberle, former provost of the university, at a banquet at Lakeshore Lodge. Miss Suzanne Wright was editor of the yearbook.

Friday, May 27

A “Fly-In” group of industrialists and consulting engineers received an enthusiastic welcome to Chattanooga Wednesday night at the Lookout Mountain Golf Club. County Judge Frost and Mayor Kelley officially welcomed the guests.

A field trip to the TVA Strip Mine Rehabilitation area, Fall Creek Falls State Park, and Bledsoe State Forest, sponsored by the Conservation Committee of the Lookout Mountain Garden Club, has been set for Wednesday, June 1. Leaders will be James Bailey, director of education, Tennessee Dept. of Conservation, and Max Prichard of the Conservation Department. The trip will be made in private automobiles. Mrs. J.P.W. Brown is president of the Lookout Mountain Garden Club, and Mrs. Bradley Currey is chairman.