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Front Page - Friday, September 2, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Sept. 3, 1966

S.V. O’Lenic is retiring from the presidency of Chattanooga Gas but will remain associated as a special consultant to the board as of Sept. 1. Jacob Greenberg, former senior vice president, has been elected chief executive officer of the company.

Sunday, Sept. 4

The Chattanooga Boys Choir will begin its new season this week in a new home: First Christian Church. For the past eight years, the choir has rehearsed in the library of the Boys’ Club.

Monday, Sept. 5

Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church awarded the contract for an expansion program to Raines Brothers Inc. on a low bid of $343,978, F.P. Ryan, building committee chairman, announced. Included in the program is construction of a new chapel, tower, and education building. Selmon T. Franklin Associates designed the new building.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

The Salvation Army will hold a public meeting for a group of its future officers from the Kentucky-Tennessee Division at 7:30 p.m. at the Citadel Corps and Community Center at 1800 Roanoke St. The candidates will enter the Salvation Army School for officers training in Atlanta on Sept. 7. Major Glenn Stovall is in charge of arrangements for the meeting.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Donald M. McSween, State Commissioner of Conservation, announced the release of three more in the series of geologic quadrangle reports prepared by the Tennessee Division of Geology in cooperation with the Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Geological Survey. The reports may be obtained locally at the cost of 50 cents each, plus 4 percent sales tax on in-state orders, from the Tennessee Valley Authority, 110 Pound Building.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Wednesday evening, at a black tie, festive dinner, 250 invited guests enjoyed a superb buffet meal and the warm and witty presentation of “Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash at the opening of The Olde West Dinner Theatre of Chattanooga. 

Friday, Sept. 9

Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Ford of Knoxville were recently honored at a luncheon at the Read House. Mr. Ford, who is retiring today from the telephone company after 46 years of service, has been East Tennessee traffic manager for the past eight years. He is being replaced by James Johnson, a native of Chattanooga.