Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, October 7, 2016

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Oct. 8, 1966

The Tri-State Home Show, which will be the first exposition of its kind here since 1960, was announced by the Home Builders Association of Chattanooga. It is scheduled for Jan. 19-22.

The first phase of a $1.8 million program for upgrading streets, sidewalks, and storm sewers in Highland Park is set to begin in about two weeks, Commissioner A.L. Bender disclosed Friday. Bids will be opened Oct. 18 at City Hall.

Sunday, Oct. 9

Commissioner Dean Petersen, chairman of the Chattanooga Board of Education, Saturday urged his fellow members of the board to select a person from within the ranks of the city school system to succeed Dr. Benjamin Carmichael as superintendent, whose resignation is effective Dec. 1.

Monday, Oct. 10

Plum Nelly, the famous clothesline art show founded and directed by Miss Fannie Mennen, set a record in the sales end, both in number of items sold and in total dollars. It probably would have set an attendance record, too, if Sunday had been as clear and sunny as Saturday, when an opening day record of 7,700 was reported. The total for the two-day show was 12,712.

Ralph Lewis announced he has changed his mind and will not resign as city traffic engineer. He made the announcement after a meeting with the City Commission. Several days ago, he announced his resignation to accept the post of traffic engineer in Nashville and Davidson County.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Dixie T. Smith, Chattanooga attorney and a member of the Hamilton County School Board since 1962, has resigned from the school board. County Judge Chester L. Frost in expressing his regret said Mr. Smith in his letter of resignation said, “I have found that I can no longer give the school board the adequate time that is necessary to conduct the many problems concerning the school administration.”

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Hamilton County will have approximately 90,000 registered voters for the state election Nov. 8, Registrar Frank Todd Meacham estimated Tuesday in a report to the County Election Commission. Meacham said all of the county’s 220 voting machines are to be used for speed voting.

Thursday, Oct. 13

The Real Estate Board Wednesday named the following new officers for the coming year: Elgin Smith, president; Raymond F. Hale, Jr., vice president; William A. Clift, secretary; and Fletcher Bright and Ed Godley, directors. Robert Kirk Walker, attorney, addressed the luncheon meeting at the Read House.

Friday, Oct. 14

David M. “Dave” Roberts, Chattanooga native and formerly assistant director of alumni affairs at the University of Tennessee, has been appointed director of annual giving at UT, announced Dr. Edward J. Boling, vice president for development. In his new position, Roberts succeeds Henry C. “Hank” Dye, who resigned to join an advertising firm in Nashville.