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Front Page - Friday, September 9, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Sept. 10, 1966

Death today claimed one of the city’s best-loved matrons, Mrs. Katharine Pierce McCallie, widow of Dr. Spencer J. McCallie, one of the founders of McCallie School.

Miss Aileene Pope, a deputy in the Hamilton County Registrar’s office here for several years, died Thursday night at the home of a sister, Mrs. George F. McWhorter of Huntsville, Ala. She was the daughter of the late Judge Byron Pope and Vergie Bennett Pope of Jasper, Tenn. Her brother, Byron Pope, is the United States Referee in Bankruptcy.

The Eleventh Street Pioneer Bank will open officially in its new building at Baldwin and 11th Street with ceremonies Monday morning, George M. Clark, chairman of the Pioneer Board, announced.

The class of 1964 of Chattanooga High School presented a check for $1,000 to Mrs. Eva Ghignatti, librarian, for the purchase of individual study booths for City High library Friday.

Sunday, Sept. 11

The new all-electric Normandy luxury apartments on Dayton Boulevard in Red Bank were opened to the public for inspection.

The handsomely renovated Hunter Gallery opened its seventh annual season. Mrs. William G. Raoul, president of the Chattanooga Art Association, and Budd H. Bishop, the new director of the association and of Hunter Gallery, were on hand to greet visitors. Tea was served by members of the Chattanooga Chapter of the Society for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities.

Monday, Sept. 12

Roger C. Wilkins, senior vice president of  Travelers Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn., will address the 27th annual convention of the Tennessee Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities at the Patten Hotel Monday, Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m.

Lockheed-Georgia plans employment of about 600 persons at its fabrication plant here by the first of the year, B.T. Moser, manager, said at a meeting of the Engineers Club luncheon meeting today. Members of the Engineers Club will tour the Lockheed plant next Monday.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

The Kiwanis Club of Chattanooga presented a $5,000 check to the Boys’ Club at Tuesday’s regular Kiwanis luncheon meeting. Robert E. Akers, Jr., chairman of the Kiwanis boys and girls work committee, presented the check to John T. Lupton, president of the Boys’ Cub of Chattanooga.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

The City Commission received Tuesday a proposed master plan for the development of Lovell Field through 1975 to cost an estimated $13,532,000. The extension of the major runway to 7,200 feet, construction of a new runway, the relocation of Chickamauga Creek, and a new road system are included in the master plan prepared by Hensley-Schmidt, Inc., consulting engineers under contract with the City Commission.

Joseph A. Lawwill, Chattanooga businessman and member of a prominent Chattanooga family, died today at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, where he had been ill for some time. Mr. Lawwill was the owner of Lawwill Auto Parts Co. and a member of the Engineers Club, the Credit Men’s Association, the Half Century Club, and the Chattanooga Area Historical Association.

Thursday, Sept. 13

For the second year in succession, H.B. Gilbert, manager of the S&W Cafeteria here, is being nominated by the Greater Chattanooga Restaurant Association as Tennessee Restaurateur of the Year, Knox McCardell, selection committee, disclosed.

Friday, Sept. 16

Dedication and formal opening of the St. Barnabas Apartments have been announced by the Rev. John H. Bonner, Jr., and Gordon Fitzell, chairman of the committee. The dedication ceremonies are set for Monday noon with the Rt. Rev. John Vander Horst, bishop of the diocese, as principal speaker and offiant.

Orville R. Rush of Washington, D.C., Imperial Potentate of the Shrine of the World, will make his first official visitation to Alhambra Temple Saturday.