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Front Page - Friday, October 23, 2015

50 Years Ago

As reported in the Hamilton County Herald in 1965

Saturday, Oct. 23, 1965

Five VietNam dolls sent here by soldiers are undergoing tests by city police to determine whether they contain explosives. Police Sgt. Ed Norman said preliminary investigations revealed no trace of dangerous tampering was found.

Col. John D. Craig, well-known diver and photographer of underwater films, addressed the Metropolitan Dinner Club Friday night at the Read House. His subject was “The Mysterious Sea, Our Last Frontier.”

Sunday, Oct. 24

A major engineering breakthrough which will convert scrap automobile bodies into pure high-grade steel, create thousands of new jobs, was announced Saturday by Frank P. Wright, a Chattanooga engineer and president of Associate Industries Corp.

Monday, Oct. 25

F. Paul Snodgrass, a retired employee of the Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railway, died Monday morning at his residence 507 East Fifth St. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Alert Bible Class. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of Summer-Whitehead Post No. 14, American Legion.

Leonard M. Shipley, assistant postmaster of Chattanooga for more than a decade, will retire from the postal service in December, he said Monday.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Charles A. Rose, traffic engineer with Hensley-Schmidt, Inc. and former assistant traffic engineer, Tuesday was appointed city coordinator by the City Commission on the recommendation of Mayor Kelley. The appointment is effective Monday, Nov. 1 and Rose will be paid $11,400 a year.

The Chattanooga Optimist Club marked its 25th birthday Tuesday night with an anniversary dinner at the Read House. Arnold Chambers was toastmaster for the event.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

The Chattanooga Junior Chamber of Commerce Wednesday singled out first-year member Alvin R. Cook for the coveted “SPOKE of the Quarter” award presented at the luncheon meeting at Hotel Patten. The honor goes to a member of one year or less who best represents the qualities of service, participation, orientation, knowledge and enthusiasm as contained in the anagram “SPOKE.”

Thursday, Oct. 28

The Harriman Manufacturing Co. – one of the leading farm implement firms has been host this week to distributors from throughout the nation. Warren Mosman of Chattanooga and Hamilton, Ohio, president of the company and Dan Johnson, vice president and sales manager, displayed various products and equipment at the plant at Main and Carter Streets.

Friday, Oct. 29

One of the most significant stories to unfold in Chattanooga in many months and one that adds great potential to the city’s future was the announcement that American National Bank and Trust Company will erect a new home office building on its present site at Eighth and Market Streets. Construction is to begin early in 1966.