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Front Page - Friday, February 19, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Feb. 19

The promotion of Gordon P. Street, Jr., to vice president in charge of the oil and gas division of Gordon Street, Inc., was announced Thursday by the company’s board of directors.

Judge John C. Goins Friday announced he is a candidate in the Democratic primary for a full eight-year term on the First Division, Circuit Court bench.

Sunday, Feb. 20

Engineer Week of 1966 formally opened Sunday when Chattanooga engineers joined their fellows throughout the nation in the annual observance, according to Paul Speer and Leonard J. Munson.

The Greater Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce hopes to start construction of a new office building in the Golden Gateway sometime this year, T.A. Lupton, Jr., chamber president, said Sunday.

Monday, Feb. 21

John Richard Seymour Monday was named a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Frank W. Wilson. He succeeds Robert Hill, who resigned to enter the private practice of law in partnership with Charles Claunch. Mr. Seymour has just completed 30 months service in the U.S. Air Force in Korea, and holds the rank of captain.

The University of Chattanooga received a $1,000 Gulf Oil Corp. grant. The check was presented to UC President LeRoy A. Martin by J.W. Price, local sales manager for Gulf. Gulf is distributing this year under its aid-to-education program.

Tuesday, Feb. 22

Attorney W.N. Dietzen, a veteran of 35 years in the general practice of law, announced he is a candidate for General Sessions judge, subject to the Democratic primary.

University of Tennessee’s concert and wind ensembles will be presented at the Tivoli Theatre March 4 at 8 p.m. under the auspices of the Hamilton County UT Alumni Chapter. Frank Seal, local alumni president, said proceeds from the concert will be used for band scholarships.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

When motorists apply for motor vehicle license tags starting next Tuesday, they should know their postal zip code number and automobile body type, County Court Clerk David M. Ramsey said.

A shallow draft ocean-going freighter completed the trip from Jersey City, N.J., to the dock of Combustion Engineering, Inc. on the Tennessee River. The ship is here to load a nuclear reactor vessel, made in Chattanooga, for a new nuclear generating station to be built in India. This is probably the first time an ocean-going cargo freight ship has visited the port of Chattanooga.

Thursday, Feb. 24

Miss Nancy Bernard of Lubbock, Texas, Maid of Cotton, arrived in Chattanooga Wednesday for a two-day goodwill visit. While here, she will be presented in all-cotton fashion shows at Miller Bros., and will call on Mayor Kelley extending him official greetings from the American cotton industry.

Friday, Feb. 25

Retirement ceremonies for Mrs. Leona Morphew, service assistant with Southern Bell Tel. & Tel., were held yesterday. C.E. Cox, general traffic manager from Nashville, presented Mrs. Morphew with a nine-diamond service pin, representing 45 years with the company.