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Front Page - Friday, January 22, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Jan. 22, 1966

The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc., established by civic leaders here in December 1963 to channel charitable gifts to the betterment of the community in perpetuity, now has assets totaling $400,000, DeSales Harrison, president, reported at the annual meeting Thursday. A report in February last year showed the amount at $335,000.

Sunday, Jan. 23

Russell Thornton, director of the Hunter Gallery of Art since its opening 13 years ago, Thursday submitted his resignation, effective Feb. 1, to the executive board of the Chattanooga Art Association, which owns and operates the gallery.

Monday, Jan. 24

A building permit was taken out Monday for $870,000 in the name of the 1940 Corp. for the construction of a 110-unit Howard Johnson Motel Lodge at 10 East 21st Street. H.E. Collins is contractor.

Tuesday, Jan. 25

Mayor Ralph Kelley said he is appealing to the Federal Bureau of Public Roads through our congressional representatives in an effort to save the two “on” and “off” ramps connecting the freeway Interstate 24 to frontage streets in Brainerd.

Wednesday, Jan. 26

A 48-seat Krystal – the largest ever to be built by the restaurant firm – is being constructed at 3407 Broad St., according to R.B. Davenport, president. With the completion of the restaurant, Krystal will have 100 restaurants in operation in nine states.

At the annual meeting of the stockholders and directors of the Pioneer Bank Tuesday, three promotions were announced by George M. Clark, chairman of the board, and E.R. Cotter, president. John A. Fletcher was advanced from assistant cashier and manager of the Brainerd branch to assistant vice president and manager of the branch; William B. Brooks, Jr., was promoted to assistant cashier and assistant manager of the East Ridge branch. Jack A. Swafford was named assistant cashier. He will remain in charge of Pioneer’s data processing facilities.

Thursday, Jan. 27

The appointment of Mrs. Ruth S. Golden to chairman of the area Beautification Committee of the Greater Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce was announced by T.A. Lupton, Jr., Chamber president.

Some 600 delegates are attending the American Beekeeping Federation at the Read House, which opened Monday and continues through Saturday. Dr. Floyd Moeller of Madison, Wis., a scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, addressed the convention Wednesday night. Governor Frank Clements was the keynote speaker at the Wednesday morning session. Robert Banker of Cannon Falls, Minn., is president of the Federation.

Friday, Jan. 28

Miss Brenda Faye Hargis of Soddy, who won the “Fairest of the Fair” title at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Interstate Fair in September, will compete with over 50 girls representing other fairs throughout the state Friday in Nashville. The winner will be crowned “Tennessee’s Fairest of the Fairs,” and will receive a $250 wardrobe. The contest will highlight the 44th annual convention of the Tennessee Association of Fairs.