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Front Page - Friday, July 29, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, July 30, 1966

According to Eugene Martin, general chairman of the Brainerd Kiwanis Club Barbecue, more than 10,000 people flocked to the Brainerd Community Center for its 20th annual Kiwanis Barbecue Friday and Saturday to buy the 14,000 pounds of barbecue offered for sale in their fund-raising project for youth work.

Sunday, July 31

The official opening of the Gateway Professional Building will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed immediately by an open house.

The new edition of Hagen’s City Map of Chattanooga and vicinity has just been made available to the public. The new map even carries the designation of “Nickajack Reservoir” on the Tennessee River. Also shown is the proposed Riverside Drive route that will connect the Riverfront Parkway at the Golden Gateway.

Monday, Aug. 1

Chattanooga’s five-man team won the Class B World Skeet Championship in the 410 class at the Rochester-Brooks Gun Club with a team score of 464 targets broken out of a possible 500. Carl Poston, Carl Navarre, Sr., Carl Navarre, Jr., Charles Collins, and Jim Fisher were the Chattanooga contestants.

Tuesday, Aug. 2

Dr. Spencer J. McCallie, headmaster of McCallie School, will visit England and Scotland in October as the official representative of the American Headmaster’s Association, of which he is president. He will speak on independent schools in America. The meeting will be held in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

The appointment of Budd H. Bishop as director of the George Thomas Hunter Gallery of Art was announced by Mrs. William G. Raoul, president of the Chattanooga Art Association, which owns and operates the gallery. Bishop will assume the post on Sept. 1. For the past two years, he has been director of creative services for Transit Advertising Association in New York City.

Dr. Frank L. O’Connor of Lookout Mountain died in Tri-County Hospital, of which he was one of the founders and chief of staff in 1958. He was also on the staff at Erlanger, Memorial, and Tri-County Hospitals. A veteran of World War II, Dr. O’Connor practiced medicine for over 30 years.

Thursday, Aug. 4

Physicians and Surgeons Hospital at 1019 McCallie Ave. will close its doors effective Sept. 1, it was announced Wednesday by Dr. J. Tom Currey, owner and operator of the institution. Dr. Currey also disclosed that he will retire from the active practice of medicine on the same date. Dr. Currey said his original plans called for retirement in “about two or three years,” but with the advent of Medicare and the “problems of record-keeping which it has created,” he decided to close his hospital this fall.

The Royal Crown Bottling Co. of Chattanooga has been sold to Frank and Brooks Pierce of Chickamauga, Ga., it has been announced by S.A. Christian, president and treasurer, who acquired the company in 1922, when it was known as Chero Cola Bottling Co.

Friday, Aug. 5

Francis Essic, president of Civitan International, will address the Chattanooga Civitan Club at Hotel Patten Friday. Essic is basketball coach and assistant professor of history at Pfeifffer College in Misenheimer, N.C. He was nominated as one of the 10 outstanding young men in the nation and is listed in Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who among Students in American Colleges and Universities.