Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, September 11, 2015

50 Years Ago

As reported in the Hamilton County Herald in 1965

Saturday, Sept. 11, 1965

W.C. Cartinhour, retired insurance executive who has served on the Hamilton County Board of Education for the past 12 years, has submitted his resignation from the board effective Sept. 9, 1965.

Attorney Al S. Barger, Democrat, was voted out Friday as Registrar for the Hamilton County Election Commission, now controlled by the Republicans. Named to succeed him was attorney Frank Todd Meacham, long time leader in GOP activities here and across Tennessee.

Sunday, Sept. 12

Jere T. Tipton, prominent Chattanooga attorney, has been named as one of seven top business, professional, and industrial leaders who will become members of the University of Tennessee Development Council.

John P. Wright, president of the American National Bank and Trust Co., has been elected to a three-year term on the board of Robert Morris Associates, it was announced Saturday from Philadelphia, where the national convention has just closed. RMA is a nationwide association of bank loan officers and credit men founded in 1914.

Monday, Sept. 13

Sixteen new University of Chattanooga faculty members were introduced to their colleagues at the faculty’s initial meeting of the 1965-66 academic year in Cadek Hall. President Le Roy A. Martin presided. Dr. Peyton N. Rhodes, president-emeritus of Southeastern University of Memphis, addressed the faculty.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

The residents of Lookout Mountain voted by more than a 4-to-1 margin Monday to issue up to $1,750,000 in bonds to install a sewer system.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

St. Barnabas Nursing Home, part of a $2.5-million nursing home apartment complex designed for the elderly and located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Golden Gateway development, was dedicated by Ret. Rev. John Vander Horst, bishop of Tennessee.

At the annual luncheon meeting of the Easter Seal Society, the following new officers were named: Ralph Schweickart, president; C.C. Griffith, vice president; G.U. Stephens, treasurer; Walter Greenspan, secretary; and Mrs. Peggy Rawlings, executive secretary.

The Chattanooga Housing Authority received material on a proposed 14-story apartment project and a 148-unit motel in the Golden Gateway. Henry Nelson of Nelson Co., Inc., made the proposals on behalf of the Pine Street Development Co.

Dr. Arthur G. Veith, the only Republican on the County Council, said he will not seek re-election to a second term next year. Veith, head of the University of Chattanooga’s department of economics and business administration, said his decision was motivated by expansion of facilities at UC and his professional workload.

Thursday, Sept. 16

The University of Chattanooga Quarterback Club gave the UC football team a seasonal send-off dinner at Provident Cafeteria. Bernie Moore, Southeastern Conference Commissioner, was guest speaker. The 1965 Moccasin football squad was introduced by UC Coach Scrappy Moore.

Friday, Sept. 17

Today brings to a close the most exciting and glorious week in the history of Chattanooga. The Sesquicentennial Celebration of Chattanooga’s birth and growth has been an outstanding success. The cooperation of citizen volunteers, businesses, professional promoters, civic organizations, and the enthusiasm of just plain John Q. Public has been an eye-opener as to just how much civic spirit abounds in this city. Hats off to you, Chattanooga! From trading post to major metropolis – it’s your destiny.