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Front Page - Friday, December 26, 2014


What was going on in Chattanooga in 1964?

Saturday, December 26, 1964

American National Bank & Trust Co., will enlarge its Hixson and Lookout Valley branch offices, it was announced by John P. Wright, president.

Sunday, Dec. 27

Mrs. Eugene O’Connor, member of the old and well-known DeBardeleben family of Chattanooga, died at her home in Detroit, Mich., Sunday. She’s survived by her daughter, Mrs. W.W. Russell of Detroit, her sister, Mrs. Lee G. Dearing, her brother, Dan DeBardeleben of Chattanooga, and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Ruth Auerswald, registered nurse and owner of Ridge Manor Nursing Home, has been named administrator of the new Parkwood 96-bed facility owned by Chattanooga Convalescent and Nursing Home, Inc., Edward M. Fisher, secretary-treasurer of the corporation, announced Saturday. Parkwood is located in Glenwood.

Monday, Dec. 28

Squires of the County Court are to elect a county judge pro tem at their first 1965 meeting Monday, Jan. 4. Squire E.W. Godbey of Red Bank – White Oak, who now holds the office, may be elected to a third one-year term.

Zan Guerry of Lookout Mountain won the Orange Bowl International Tournament in Miami Monday. Zan, 15 years old, beat Mike Hamilton in the finals of the tennis competition.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

An anonymous donor Monday had a new Chevrolet sports wagon delivered to the First Baptist Church for use at its Dogwood Lodge on Chickamauga Lake. J.L. Reading of Hailey Chevrolet Co., presented the keys to Dr. Luther Joe Thompson, Rev. Billy Wallace camp director, and Alfred E. Pedigo, camp committee chairman.

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Lovell Field turned into a miniature Chicago O’Hare Field Tuesday when planes were unable to land in Atlanta because of a huge cloud of fog over the Atlanta airport. The waiting room at Lovell Field was crowded most of the day as the airlines tried to find ways to move their passengers. Airport manager W.E. Eckenrod said the airlines were complicated in their efforts in moving passengers because of the railroad strike and overloaded bus lines.

Colonial Stores, Inc., which opened its first local supermarket in 1953 and has three here now, will discontinue its Chattanooga operations at the close of business day Dec. 31, A.C. Powell, Atlanta divisional vice president, announced Tuesday.

Thursday, Dec. 31

Leland R. Parrott, director of first aid, small craft, and water safety for the Chattanooga – Hamilton County Red Cross, is one of 250 Red Cross workers from all over the country who have been called to assist in the flood disaster work in West Coast states.

Herbert Millman, associate director of the National Jewish Welfare Board, will be the guest speaker at the annual dinner meeting of the Chattanooga Jewish Community Center Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Center’s Tepper Auditorium.

Friday, Jan. 1

The Chattanooga Half-Century Club, whose membership is composed of Chattanooga men who have lived in this city 50 years or more, elected John B. Crimmins, Sr., to serve as president for 1965. Mr. Crimmins is chairman of the board of Mills & Lupton Supply Co. The outgoing president is John F. Crabtree, who had served two successive years. Mr. Crabtree, a well-known Chattanooga Realtor, is also president of the Fidelity Trust Co., and the Account Co., Inc.