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Front Page - Friday, June 10, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, June 11, 1966

Raymond R. Murphy, Sr., was presented the Tennessee Bar Association Liberty Bell award at the Lawyers Luncheon in the Read House Friday. He was praised for his years of quiet and effective service in the formation and operation of the Chattanooga Law Enforcement Commission.

Sunday, June 12

A $1.8 million apartment for elderly persons of moderate income will be built by the Chattanooga Junior Chamber of Commerce and opened for occupancy within 24 months. The Jaycees will seek a site in the Golden Gateway for the multi-level structure, which will contain 150 units. The announcement was made by J.M. Adcock, chairman of the special housing program.

Monday, June 13

The city recreation department opened 23 summer playgrounds for a 10-week period. Supervisors have been preparing for the program in a workshop at the Warner Park field house under the guidance of Mrs. Ruth Hale Bird, city recreation director.

Tuesday, June 14

Plans for an attractive, modern exterior of “porcelainized” steel in dull gold and off white for Miller Bros. Co. downtown department store were announced by Felix J. Miller, Jr., president, and Blackwell Smith, Jr., executive vice president. The program, involving an expenditure of more than $250,000, will start in the immediate future. The plans call for a new façade and marquee around three sides of the building.

Wednesday, June 15

Miss Karen Paul, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Paul of Signal Mountain, will leave June 30 for a two-month stay in Argentina as an ambassador in the Experiment in International Living Program. 

Thursday, June 16

Six hundred delegates from across the state are expected to attend the 47th annual convention of the Tennessee Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. Headquarters for the sessions, which will last through Sunday, will be Hotel Patten.

The 28th annual meeting of the Tennessee Hospital Association, with “Implementation of Medicare” as its theme, opened at the Read House and will run through Saturday with 500 Tennessee hospital administrators, their associates, and other hospital officials in attendance.

Friday, June 17

Paul J. Kinser, a Chattanooga businessman, has been named Hamilton County manager for Buford Ellington’s campaign for governor. Kinser, who is vice president and general manager of East Brainerd Lumber Co., will head an office soon to be established in Chattanooga to direct the campaign.

A meeting of piano tuners residing in the Chattanooga area who hold membership in the Piano Technicians Guild was held at the Downtowner Motel June 8 to organize a local chapter of the Guild. Officers of the new chapter are: Donald A. Strong of Apison, president; Ross B. Shelton of Beechgrove, vice president; and Earle C. Strong of Chattanooga, secretary-treasurer.