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Front Page - Friday, August 21, 2015

50 and 100 years ago

What was going on in Chattanooga in 1965 and 1915?


What was going on in Chattanooga in 1965?

Saturday, Aug. 21

Wally Alexander, the last remaining Chattanooga Housing Board member named by former Mayor P.R. Olgiati, has submitted his resignation to Mayor Ralph Kelley. Other personnel changes at CHA in the past few months included Herbert Banks, executive director for 13 years; H.F. Temple, treasurer; Mrs. Nancy Kizziah, secretary; Ed Steiner; Arthur Kamin; Jay Solomon; and Ray Smith.

Sunday, Aug. 22

Mrs. Gladia Marie Chobot, wife of Dr. Edwin F. Chobot, Jr., local neurosurgeon and member of the Chattanooga Housing Authority, died Saturday afternoon in a local hospital after a brief illness.

Monday, Aug. 23

County Court Clerk David M. Ramsey said the new license plates for automobiles for Hamilton County will have no letter or number designation for the county, but instead will have an indentation along the bottom, where a sticker bearing the name of the county will be affixed. The price for passenger car tags will be $14 per set, regardless of vehicle weight.

Dr. James S. Cheatham, superintendent of the Moccasin Bend Psychiatric Hospital for slightly less than a year, announced his resignation today as he released his first annual report for the hospital to Dr. Nat T. Winson, Jr., state commissioner of mental health, whom he succeeded.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

Jet service to Chattanooga and 17 other cities served by Southern Airways will be initiated in the spring of 1967, Frank W. Hulse, company president, announced over a special telephone hookup in his Atlanta office to the 61 cities served by the airline.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Some 400 Kiwanians and their families Tuesday at Hotel Patten heard five convicts reveal their misspent lives and urge children in the audience to accept and respect parental and legal authority. The five received permission to travel with Richard Gunn, director of prison services. They have traveled 10,000 miles, and have made their personal plea to 90,000 Tennessee students.

A second 500-million watt steam generator costing $15 million for the Detroit Edison’s St. Clair power plant is being designed and built by Combustion Engineering, Inc. at its plant here.

Thursday, Aug. 26

Title Guaranty & Trust Co., and others as trustees, sold to Medical Towers, Inc., land opposite Baroness Erlanger Hospital for a consideration indicated at $100,000. The property is at the southeast corner of Wiehl and East 3rd streets, and extends 260 feet to East 4th Street. Plans for use of the property have not been announced.

Friday, Aug. 27

On Wednesday, Sept. 8, Chancellor M.B. Finkelstein will hear testimony in the suit challenging the right of Squire Tommy Christian to sit on the County Court. Christian’s vote for Squire O.E. Bacon for trustee last August 9 was challenged by Attorney General Davis and attorney Tom Crutchfield, who contended that Christian is a resident of Georgia and no longer eligible to represent Hamilton County’s First Civil District. Christian has denied he has moved to Georgia.


What was going on in Chattanooga in 1915?

Saturday, Aug. 21

The Bijou Theater plans to open this fall under new management. Fred Shepherd will assume the role of manager, and leave for New York immediately to book shows. The Bijou is the property of Chattanooga-Nash Co., under Stair & Havlin of New York.

Miss Willie Peak of Sweetwater has returned to her home after visiting Mrs. L.L. Peak, Mrs. Medilla Peak, and Miss Mayme Nixon.

Mrs. Robert Somerville and baby will leave for their home in Cleveland, Miss., after visiting her parents, Senator and Mrs. J.B. Frazier, on Walden’s Ridge.

Sunday, Aug. 22

Word has been received that William Wert, son of Dr. B.S. Wert, is safe after the Texas hurricane. Young West enlisted in the Army about three months ago and is stationed in Texas City. He reported that they had lost everything in the storm.

Miss Cecelia Embry has returned from a visit to Rugby, Tenn.

Monday, Aug. 23

Mrs. Herbert Bushnell has been appointed chairman of the “little babies” department at the Chattanooga District Fair Woman’s Building. Members of the Chattanooga Medical Association and supervising nurses of the local hospitals will assist the chairman and her committee.

Miss Elizabeth Edwards has returned from Walden’s Ridge, where she visited Miss Mary Virginia Conn.

Mrs. T.C. Betterton will take part in the rally of the Garden Clubs to be held at Warner Park. Garden vegetables and flowers will be exhibited and later taken to the Vine Street Orphanage, Children’s Refuge, and the Old Ladies Home. Miss Gertrude Wright, garden supervisor, will be in charge.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

The U.S. Coast Guard “Bear,” which carries the mail to Alaska, has returned to report that no news has been received about explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson and his two companions, who were looking for new land. It is feared they have perished.

Dr. and Mrs. N.C. Steele will move into their new home on Missionary Ridge this week. Their former home was recently destroyed by fire.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Coach John E. Spiegel and 30 men are on Walden’s Ridge in training for the football season.

Thursday, Aug. 26

Mrs. Nathan L. Bachman and daughter Martha have returned from Durham, N.C., and are at their home on Walden’s Ridge.

The men of the First Presbyterian Church surprised their beloved pastor, Dr. J.W. Bachman, with the gift of an automobile as a token of their love and esteem. Dr. Bachman has just returned from a trip to Maine.

Friday, Aug. 27

Mrs. Parks Betterton and Miss Sarah Betterton have returned from a two-month western trip.

Leopold Chambliss, Robert Jones, Lavens Thomas, and Carl Llewellyn will leave Monday to attend Davidson College in North Carolina.