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Front Page - Friday, January 8, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Jan. 8, 1966

Mayor Ralph Kelley said he had been advised the construction bids for the new Chattanooga State Technical Institute should be ready for opening within a month. Bianculli & Tyler are preparing plans for the building to be built on the acreage on Amnicola Highway given to the city and county by Chattanooga Industrialist Frank Harrison.

Sunday, Jan. 9

Eckerd Drugs, Inc., will establish the largest drug store in Chattanooga area in Eastgate Center, Harry L. Weddle, general manager for Eckerds here, announced Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. William Senter, veteran educators and well-known Chattanoogans, have leased the Margaret Wilson School at 317 Vine St., and will continue to operate the institution at its present location, they announced Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Wilson, who have operated the school for several years, are retiring. It was formerly the Greta Wert School.

Monday, Jan. 10

The Rivermont Golf & Country Club, Inc., has purchased the 132-acre site of the Rivermont Development golf course from the Rivermont Development Co. for an undisclosed amount of money, it was announced Monday by Paul B. Carter, president of the development firm, and J. Russell Mitts, president of the golf and country club.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

The opening of a branch in Chattanooga to serve the interests of the business, industrial, and financial community was announced by John A. Andreson, senior partner of the firm of Andreson and Co., member of the New York Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. George S. Bryan and Sidney W. McCabe, well-known Chattanoogans, will manage the Andreson branch, which has offices in the Pioneer Bank Building.

F. Gordon Boyce of Brattleboro, Vt., president of the Experiment in International Living program in the United States and secretary general of the international program, is to be honored Wednesday at a luncheon at Read House.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

Elgin Smith, Realtors president, declared that the Chattanooga Board of Realtors is “solidly in favor of the one per cent sales tax in lieu of any additional property tax.” He made the statement after County Judge Frost addressed the Board of Realtors at Read House.

Thursday, Jan. 13

Mrs. Benedict (Grace) Kilgrow will join the staff of the Association of Day Care Agencies of Greater Chattanooga as case worker Feb. 1, it was announced Wednesday by Mrs. Roland H. Brownless, executive director. Mrs. Kilgrow has been with the Hamilton County Juvenile Court for several years.

Friday, Jan. 14

The Austin Feed & Seed Co. has purchased the Flatiron Building opposite the west end of McCallie Avenue on Georgia Avenue and Walnut Street, Don Nicholson, vice president and general manager of the company, announced. The consideration indicated in the deed was $80,000. The property was acquired from the American National Bank and Trust Co.