Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, August 28, 2015

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1965

Saturday, Aug. 28, 1965

Dr. August Eberle has been named chief of educational service for the special training division of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, Dr. W.G. Pollard, executive director of ORINS, announced.

Plans for a residential and shopping center development to be known as Spring Valley, representing an investment of $18-million, were announced Saturday by principals in the General Land Development Corp. The project site is the 411-acre former W.R. Long farm along Mountain Creek Road.

Sunday, Aug. 29

It is with regret we note the death of T.A. Erwin, Sr., Sunday, at the age of 80. An attorney in Chattanooga for 35 years, he was a friend of the Herald who dropped by occasionally to chat with us about news of the day even after he became inactive in his law practice.

The 40th annual outing and golf tournament of the Chattanooga Yarn Assoc. will be held here Sept. 16-17. The Read House is headquarters for the event. The golf tournament will be held at the Lookout Mountain Golf Club. A skeet shoot will be held at the Moccasin Bend Golf Club.

Monday, Aug. 30

James W. “Whiz” Anderson, an employee of the Southern Coach Lines for nearly half a century, died late Monday night in an Orlando, Fla. hospital.

Roger M. Queen, prominent Chattanooga food broker, was honored at a banquet at the Read House. He received the Alfred I. Stokeley Presidential Cup award presented annually to the top Stokely-Van Camp broker in the nation. Top officials from Stokely-Van Camp and over 200 friends and fellow businessmen attended the banquet.

William “Chip” Healy of Baylor is the first winner of the Rye Bell Trophy to be given each year to the outstanding senior athlete in a Chattanooga area high school who bests represents the ideals fostered by the late Brainerd teacher and coach.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

The Chattanooga Glass Co. will begin work immediately on a $4,000,000 expansion and modernization program that will increase by one-third the capacity of its local manufacturing facilities in Alton Park, announced Herbert L. Oakes, company president. The project will include installation of the plant’s second electric glass melting furnace, with a production capacity of 140,000,000 soft drink bottles per year.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Sam Russell Monroe, executive director of the Boys Club here since it was established nine years ago, has submitted his resignation to accept the position as director of a boys club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

An invitation to Chattanooga’s 150th birthday celebration September 10-17 was carried deep into Alabama Wednesday. The caravan visited Fort Payne, Albertville, Guntersville, Huntsville and Scottsboro.

Thursday, Sept. 2

Dr. Joe Chandler of the University of Washington was the guest speaker at the preschool conference of city and county teachers at the Memorial Auditorium Wednesday. About 3,000 teachers and personnel attended the conference.

An investment forum featuring four of the nation’s leading economists and securities analysts will be presented here Sept. 15 by Investment Securities Corp., Courtenay Q. Nelson, the corporation’s president, announced.

Friday, Sept. 3

Arcade Advertising and Lithographing Corp. of Chattanooga announce the purchase of Andrews Printing Co. and the Groner Printing Co., Gaines P. Campbell, Jr., president of Arcade, announced.