Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, January 23, 2015


What was going on in Chattanooga in 1965?

Saturday, January 23, 2015

At a meeting of the board of directors of Chattanooga Goodwill Industries, J.P. Brown, Jr., assumed the presidency for 1965. Maj. Richard C. Andrews is executive director.

Sunday, Jan. 24

Echkerd’s Drugs has announced a radical remodeling program for their new location, 710-712 Market Street, which they will occupy in April. Harry L. Weddle, general manager, said the new location will contain some 24,000 square feet of floor space, four times the space of their present location at 732 Market St.

The Chattanooga office of the Southern Railway System is taking reservations for the annual Flower Show and sightseeing trip to New York, scheduled for the week of March 6-13, S.I. Barnes, assistant general passenger agent in Chattanooga, announced.

Monday, Jan. 25

Chattanooga amateur Lew Oehmig and his professional partner, former National Open Champion Gene Littler, combined for a five-under-par 67 Sunday and finished in third place in the Bing Cosby National Pro-Amateur Golf Tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif.

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Action Program for Economic Opportunity, a private, non-profit organization to administer the program here under the Economic Opportunity Act, Monday elected Dr. August Eberle, provost of the Univ. of Chattanooga, as president. Other officers are the Rev. Horace J. Traylor, vice president; Mrs. Harry Weber, secretary; and Glenn Stophel, treasurer.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Students “with brilliant minds but empty purses” are invited to enter the Elk’s Club 1965 Most Valuable Student competition by Exalted Ruler O.J. Bailey of Chattanooga Elks Lodge 91. The composition, now in its 31st year, is sponsored by the Elks National Foundation.

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Construction of a nine-story wing at Erlanger Hospital, a new non-profit community hospital as soon as the Erlanger wing is developed, and the city and county reimbursing hospitals for charity cases on the basis of cost are major recommendations released Wednesday by the hospital committee of the Chattanooga Area Health Study. Raymond B. Witt, Jr., hospital committee chairman, presented the report.

Edward M. Norman, president of the First National Bank of Clarksville, addressed the City Farmers Club at Hotel Patten Wednesday evening.

Thursday, Jan. 28

Gov. Clement and other officials Wednesday signed a right-of-way contract that provides for acquiring land to relocate railroad tracks in Chattanooga. Mayor Kelley, State Highway Commissioner David M. Pack, J.B. Clark of Louisville, chief engineer for L&N, and other officials were present in the governor’s office for the signing of the contract.

Friday, Jan. 29

The Hamilton National Bank Wednesday announced plans for the complete modernization of its office building at Seventh and Market Streets. J.E. Whitaker, chairman of the board, said the changes will require the expenditure of “hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

Construction has been completed on a $12,500 emergency fallout shelter for radio station WAPO in Chattanooga, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Col. James B. Neuman, district engineer, said the 14 x 18-foot shelter is part of a continuous program in cooperation with the Dept. of Defense and the Office of Civil Defense, and is included in the national shelter program for key broadcasting sites.