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Front Page - Friday, September 30, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Oct. 1, 1966

Appointment of Walter K. Hall, director of financial planning at Colby College, Waterville, Maine, as vice president for development at the Univ. of Chattanooga, effective Oct. 3, was announced by Dr. William H. Masterson, UC’s president.

Dr. S. J. McCallie, headmaster of McCallie School, left Saturday for Scotland, where he will speak to 200 headmasters at the Univ. of St. Andrews. Dr. McCallie is president of the American Headmasters’ Association.

Sunday, Oct. 2

More than 600 rural electric leaders from Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Mississippi will hold a three-day regional meeting of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Assoc. at the Read House. S.R. Finley, chairman of the Chattanooga Electric power Board, welcomed the group at the opening session.

Monday, Oct. 3

Arnold A. Stulce of Daisy, DuPont Company supervisor, was named to the Hamilton County school board by the quarterly County Court. Mr. Stulce succeeds Leslie Hudson whose term on the board expired June 30.

Former Chattanooga Police Department Chief, Ed Ricketts, died Sunday night at his home in White Oak. He was 71.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

James W. Reilly, chairman of the National Foundation’s Chapter here, announced the appointment of Montgomery Robinson as general chairman for the 1967 March of Dimes Drive in January.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

The County Council voted unanimously to employ both Sam Payne and Douglas Meyer as assistant county attorneys at a salary of $3,500 a year each. The salary for a single assistant county attorney was fixed at $7,000 annually two weeks ago. James F. Turner is county attorney.

Herbert R. McCartney, former manager for Southern Bell Telephone Co. in Chattanooga, has been promoted to state public relations manager for the company’s Georgia area.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Victor J. Sutton, president of Bowater United States Corp., a holding company for the Bowater interests in this country, addressed the weekly luncheon meeting of the Chattanooga Rotary Club at Hotel Patten. Sutton’s topic was “The pulp and paper industry in the growing economy of the South.”

Two floors will be added to the new home office building of American National Bank and Trust Co., now under construction at Eighth and Market Streets. When completed, the building will be the city’s tallest, according to John P. Wright, bank president.

In a tribute to a scholar, the Benwood Foundation made a $100,000 grant to the Univ. of Chattanooga, Wednesday, with a stipulation it be known as the “Dr. LeRoy A. Martin Grant,” in honor of “this esteemed and beloved citizen of Chattanooga” who is the first Chancellor of the university. Scott Probasco, Jr., chairman of the Benwood board, made the presentation at a meeting of the UC board of trustees in the residence of President Wm. H. Masterson.

Friday, Oct. 7

Formal opening of the I-75 link between Chattanooga and Cleveland will be held at the Hamilton – Bradley county line in White Oak Mountain cut, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m., it was announced by V.L. Perkinson, Chattanooga division engineer of the State Highway Dept. Gov. Clement and State Highway Commissioner David Pack will attend the opening.

Acting Postmaster, Frank C. Moore, announces that Oct. 10-15 has been designated as ZIP Code week for Chattanooga. The project will dramatize the need for greater public cooperation in an acceptance of ZIP Code, thus giving the Post Office Department the help it needs to cope with today’s record mail volume.