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Front Page - Friday, August 12, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Aug. 13, 1966

Louis R. Stein, Jr., has retired as district manager of the Chattanooga office of the Social Security Administration after serving in the position since 1937. He will be succeeded by Willie V. Miller, assistant district manager of the office since 1956.

Sunday, Aug. 14

Willis Broyles, former assistant administrator of the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital in Harlan, Ky., has been named administrator of Campbell Clinic and General Hospital in Chattanooga, effective Aug. 1.

The appointment of Bob Powers as general manager of radio station WDOD and WDOD-FM here was announced Saturday by Cy N. Bahakel, president of Bahakel Broadcasting. He will succeed William R. Nash, who has been promoted to general manager of station WCCB-TV in Charlotte, N.C.

Monday, Aug. 15

Richmond Hosiery Mills of Rossville, Ga., has been sold to Penwood Investment Corp. of Charlotte, N.C., announced Charles Shapiro, president of Lamar Manufacturing Co. and Wilcha Hosiery Mills in Charlotte. The entire manufacturing facility and the offices of Lamar and Wilcha will be moved to the Richmond facilities in Rossville.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

Tommy Street III narrowly escaped serious injury in a fall from the bluff on Signal Point on Signal Mountain. 

The Chattanooga Audubon Society Tuesday dedicated two trees on Maclellan Island, the society’s bird sanctuary. A wild cherry tree was dedicated to the memory of the late Robert J. Maclellan, president of the Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co., who gave the Audubon Society the island in 1954. The other tree, a Metasequoia, was dedicated to Beverly M. Eaves, founder of Eaves Badge and Emblem Co.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

The old Ulysses S. Grant House at 110 East First St., built in 1836 and possibly the oldest standing building in Chattanooga, was ordered demolished at the meeting of the Chattanooga Better Housing Commission. Chief Inspector William Giles reported the house was “very dilapidated,” extremely dangerous, and beyond any possibility of repair. The house is owned by the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities. It served as General Grant’s headquarters while planning the campaign against Missionary Ridge.

Thursday, Aug. 18

Edward W. Bower, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Bower of Lookout Mountain, on Aug. 10, became the 20,000th second lieutenant to be graduated from the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Friday, Aug. 19

The Chattanooga community has been saddened and shocked by the untimely death of Elliot N. Dubrow, popular news director of radio station WDXB. He was the victim of an automobile accident a week ago near Dalton, Ga.,when he was returning from the Los Angeles-Atlanta baseball game in Atlanta. His death at the age of 26 has left the community bereft of a fine young citizen and a promising newsman and executive, and his family of a beloved son and brother.

Tennessee Valley Authority announced the awarding of a group of contracts calling for 32 million tons of coal valued at $108,684,245. The coal will be delivered to the various TVA steam-generating plants. Total tonnage purchase is divided among several mining areas.