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Front Page - Friday, March 31, 2017

50 years ago




Saturday, April 1

Mayor Ralph H. Kelley proclaims the week of April 3 as U.S. Savings Bond Week. Citizens are urged to participate in the drive through the payroll savings plan. Bond drive chairman John Slack, general manager of Combustion Engineering, Inc., and E. Edward Foland, area manager of the Savings Bond Division of the U.S. Treasury Dept., were present when Kelley signed the proclamation.

By unanimous vote, the Rotary Club voted Thursday at its weekly luncheon to nominate Miss Ann Kathryn Baker, daughter of Clerk and Master Carl Baker and Mrs. Baker, for a Rotary International Foundation Fellowship for a year of graduate study at a university abroad. Miss Baker is a student at Vanderbilt University.

Sunday, April 2

Miss Connie O’Connell, Chattanooga high school senior and Junior Miss Chattanooga, was elected as the recipient of the Chattanooga Music Club’s Elizabeth Windsor Scholze Scholarship, awarded annually to a high school senior planning to enter an accredited school of music.

The Hamilton County Schools will present their 19th annual music festival at 8 p.m. on Friday at Memorial Auditorium. Wallace Hornibrook of Indiana University’s School of Music will be the guest conductor for the chorus of 500 voices.

Monday, April 3

The City Commission agreed to purchase additional property in East Ridge for the proposed $400,000 welcome station on Interstate 75, virtually assuring its earlier completion.

Dr. George Beckmann was named without dissent by the Quarterly County Court as Hamilton County’s first combined coroner and medical examiner. He succeeds Robert M. Summitt, an attorney and county coroner for the past ten years and Dr. Dennis Cornett as medical examiner.

Tuesday, April 4

A $20 million expansion of manufacturing facilities for nuclear power equipment was announced by the Chattanooga division of Combustion Engineering, Inc. Arthur J. Santry, Jr., CE president, said that work on the extensive program has already started at the Chattanooga plant, and when competed in January 1969 will be one of the world’s largest manufacturing facilities for the fabrication of nuclear reactor vessels and components.

John E. N. True, Jr. was named president of the Cavalier Corporation at the firm’s annual board meeting here. He has served as vice president for several years, and replaces William G. Raoul, who was elevated to chairman of the board. Also elected at the meeting was James E. Graham as executive vice president – manufacturing.

Wednesday, April 5

A record-breaking high reading of 87 degrees in Chattanooga gave notice that summer is just around the corner. The mark surpassed the high of 86 for the date established in 1880 and tied in 1934.

Recreation department personnel gave Commissioner George McInturff a farewell luncheon Wednesday.

They presented an attaché case to the commissioner, who retires April 17 after 20 years of service. Mrs. Ruth Bird, city recreational director, presented the gift with 34 recreational personnel present at the Brainerd Community Center.

The Chattanooga Kiwanis Club presented the Boys’ Club of Chattanooga with a check for $2,500 during the Kiwanians’ visit and luncheon meeting at the club on Thursday.

Thursday, April 6

A staggering $1,715,230,321 in checks was processed b y the Chattanooga Clearing House during the first three months of 1967. This represents an increase of about 8.5 percent compared to the first three months of 1966.