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Front Page - Friday, October 9, 2015

50 Years Ago

As reported in the Hamilton County Herald in 1965

Saturday, Oct. 9, 1965

Forty-two junior high school and high school marching bands (4,000 youthful musicians) converged on Chattanooga for the 11th annual Chattanooga Tri-State Band Festival at Chamberlain Field. The Band Festival is sponsored by the University of Chattanooga. Brainerd High and Chattanooga High were two of the marching bands awarded Class A superior ratings.

The Moore-Handley facility in the Shallowford Industrial District will open its doors Tuesday to its new 40,000 square foot distribution center. Top company officials are scheduled to be present for the formal opening Monday at 4 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 10

The 19th annual Plum Nelly Clothesline Art Show Saturday and Sunday attracted an estimated 15,000 tri-state residents to the show, held at Miss Fannie Mennen’s Lookout Mountain home in New Salem community.

A road show production of “Hello Dolly” starring Betty Grable will be put together here in Chattanooga and go into rehearsal late this month at the Tivoli Theatre, Ben Landress, manager of the theatre, announced Saturday. It is scheduled to open Nov. 3 at the Tivoli for a five-day run.

Monday, Oct. 11

Charles Renegar of Miami, Fla., a national vice-president of the Fraternal Order of Police, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of Lodge 16 Chattanooga Monday night at Sportsman Drive-In.

More than 1,400 city and county school children packed the Tivoli Theatre Sunday afternoon as guests of the Chattanooga Opera Association to see and hear a dress rehearsal of “La Traviata” starring Eleanor Steber, Metropolitan Opera soprano.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

The Tennessee Nurses Association’s 60th annual convention opened Monday at Hotel Patten. Delegates representing 21 districts in the state will continue their technical sessions through Friday. Between 300 and 500 nurses are expected to attend.

Three standard 90-ton Pullman sleeping cars were donated to the Tenn. Valley Railroad Museum by the Southern Railway System Tuesday. Frank Worthington, vice-president of Southern, presented the cars to Paul Merriman for the museum.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Scott L. Probasco, Jr., vice-chairman of the board of American National Bank and Trust Co., and president of the Greater Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, was the principal speaker at the monthly luncheon meeting of the Chattanooga Board of Realtors Wednesday in the Read House. He spoke on “Downtown Real Estate and the Outlook for the Real estate Market for 1966.”

Dr. Le Roy Martin, University of Chattanooga president, was the guest speaker at the Chattanooga Junior Chamber of Commerce Wednesday at their weekly luncheon meeting at Hotel Patten. Dr. Martin spoke on the “Future of the South.”

Thursday, Oct. 14

Dr. George K. Henshall, Jr., prominent Chattanooga radiologist, was elected president of the Tennessee Division of the American Cancer Society at its annual meeting in Nashville. He succeeds Col. Roane Waring of Memphis.

Friday, Oct. 15

Betty Mac, director of women’s affairs WDEF-TV-Radio, has been named chairman of the 1965 Christmas Planning Committee, according to Stanyarne Burrows, Jr., president of the Metropolitan Council for Community Services. The purpose and function is effective community planning for 1965 Christmas giving.