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Front Page - Friday, August 19, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Aug. 20, 1966

Thomas E. Geraghty, assistant professor of economics at the University of Chattanooga, was elected chairman of the Hamilton County Republican executive committee. He succeeds LaMar Baker, who resigned after serving for the past 14 months.

Construction is nearing completion on the old West Dinner Theater on Airways Boulevard in Brainerd. The attraction is scheduled to open Sept. 1 with a performance of “The Rainmaker.”

Sunday, Aug. 21

Reginald W. Kling, assistant cashier, has been named manager of American National Bank’s Signal Mountain branch, which will be opened soon in the Signal Plaza Shopping Center. Mr. Kling has been associated with American National for 11 years.

Monday, Aug. 22

The 1967 Dixie Youth Baseball World Series has been officially awarded to Red Bank, it was announced at Alexandria, La., at the first game of the 1966 series. Nick Senter of Lookout Mountain, a member of the 25-man national board of directors, relayed the news to Red Bank.

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Susan Dale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Dale of Greenslake Circle, Rossville, won the miniature World Majorette Queen title in the 1966 World Finals held last week in Cleveland, Ohio. Susan is a third grade pupil.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Archbishop Iakovis, president of the World Council of Churches and spiritual leader of over two million Greek Orthodox churchgoers on two continents, paid a two-hour visit to Chattanooga for a service and reception at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. The prelate has played an important role in the Council’s Ecumenical movement.

Thursday, Aug. 25

Representatives will begin arriving Sunday for the 66th annual meeting of the Chattanooga Glass Co., one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of glass containers. They will come from 42 states east of the Rockies, for a meeting termed by officials as “the most significant in its history due to the expansion program at three plants.”

Friday, Aug. 26

The appointment of Frank L. McConnell, Jr., as assistant manager of the City Water Co. of Chattanooga was announced Wednesday by E.S. Tillotson, vice president and manager. McConnell has been associated with the local company since July 1, 1965 as resident engineer.

The death Sunday of Karl Dugger Hawk, 83, took an esteemed and colorful citizen from the community. Mr. Hawk, a long-time resident of Signal Mountain, was well known in local theatre circles. He served as an engineer at the Tivoli Theatre for many years before the theatre closed and was also engineer at the old Bijou Theatre. The Hawk’s Nest on Signal Mountain was operated by Mr. Hawk and the late Mrs. Hawk for many years, and was a popular rooming-boarding establishment where home-cookery and fine hospitality brought regular patrons to the mountain. Mr. Hawk wrote a lengthy history of the motion picture industry in Chattanooga, beginning in the day of the nickelodeon up to present motion pictures, which he donated to the historical collection of the Chattanooga Area Historical Association, which is housed at the Chattanooga Public Library. v