Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2004.018.420.a-r
Collection Elsworth Brown Collection
Description a) Chattanooga News-Free Press dated April 20, 1970. Under News-Free Press Forum, headline: "Goodner Cemetery - Volunteers Wanted to Clean Burial Grounds." This is an appeal to the Goodner families in Chattanooga and surrounding areas to clean, fence and maintain this cemetery in Cleveland. The article includes the current condition of the cemetery as well as its history. Written by Easter R. Frady (Mrs. Charles M.) of Cleveland, Tennessee.

b) Chattanooga News-Free Press dated Saturday, June 13, 1970.
Headline: "Sweetwater Wins Battle For Interchange to I-75"
Rep. Bill Brock, R-TN and Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr, R-TN, were notified by the Federal Highway Administration of approval of the interchange between State Highway No. 11 and Interstate 75, after working for almost six years to secure federal approval for the interchange. Further details were not immediately available.

c) Chattanooga News-Free Press, dated June, 16, 1970.
Headlines: "Cleveland To Get Grant For Red Clay." The Dept. of Interior informed Rep. Bill Brock, R.-Tenn, and Sen. Howard Baker, Jr., R-Tenn, that a $12,500 grant had been approved from the land and water conservation fund of the department. The grant will go to the Bradley County Conservation Board, Cleveland, for the improvement of the Red Clay Council Grounds, which was the last meeting place of the Cherokee Nation prior to the Trail of Tears. The funds are to be used for the acquisition of 150 acres of land for outdoor recreation.

d) Chattanooga News-Free Press dated August 10, 1971.
Headlines: "31 Pledge to Fight Sewage Dumping at Northgate Mall." A sewage treatment plant with a capacity of 250,000 gallons was nearing completion near Northgate Mall, and the sewage from the plant will be dumped into the North Chickamauga Creek. An organization was formed by people living along the creek, pledging to fight the dumping of treated sewage from the shopping center into the Tennessee River tributary. The group's immediate purpose is to prevent further pollution since the sewage may exceed the water flow on many days. Long range plans for the organization are to clean up the entire creek, extending from the top of the Cumberland Mountain to the river, 15-20 miles.

e) Chattanooga Times, dated September 23, 1972. Headline: "Farmer Agrees To Wage Order." The U.S. Dept. of Labor had filed suit against James W. Howell, owner of Manila Farm and Manila Stables in Englewood, TN, charging that he paid less than minimum wage to his employees and did not keep required records. He waived answer and defense and agreed to the order.

f) Chattanooga Times, dated October 2, 1972. Ann Landers column.
A letter from a recent college graduate, commenting on the lack of education relevancy, and the realization of this when entering the "real world." Ms. Landers replied that this had been one of her favorite "beefs" for the past 20 years, and that he had "hit American in a highly vulnerable spot."

g) Chattanooga Times, dated March 9, 1974. Headline: "Smith Eyes Causes of Delinquency" by Dick Kopper. Juvenile Court Judge Dixie Smith told the Chattanooga Civitan Club that no one knows what causes juvenile deliquesce, but stated that one of the biggest cause of this is problems in the home and family life. Children need to know that parents are there for them and are interested in them.

h) Chattanooga Times-Free Press, dated June, 29, 1974. Headline: "Niota Views Old Station As Museum." Southern Railway Co., has conveyed the old Niota depot to the city, and officials are making plans for a museum in the structure, making it the home of McMinn County's first museum. Hugh M. Willson, Zeb Sherrill and James E. Burn were appointed to serve as trustees of the building. The article includes the history of the building. It is believed the depot is the oldest in Tennessee and was used as a fort during the Civil War.

i) Chattanooga News-Free Press, dated Thursday, February 20, 1975. Ann Landers column headed, "Advice On Protecting Children...." She writes about the raising of the national crime rate, emphasizing crimes against children. In this column, she prints "Ten Commandments For the Protection of Children" by Samuel Roen, the author of "Murder of a Little Girl."

j) Chattanooga Times, Sunday, September 28, 1975. Headline: "Despite Funding and Student Shortages Firm Foundation Means TWC Won't Crumble," written by Ruth Dickson. Five photographs, taken by George Baker, accompany this article: Dr. George Naff, new TWC President; another photo of Dr. Naff with caption "To Wear Out the Leather for Money and Students;" the old college hall that is the original building on campus; another photo of Dr. Naff and pictures of some predecessors; and Dr. Naff chatting with six students from Chattanooga. The article on Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens,TN, quotes the new president as saying the college will survive because "the solid foundation is there." The article includes the way the school attracts new students; the school's financial situation; the relationship with the community; a biography of Dr. Naff.

k) Chattanooga News-Free Press, dated February 4, 1976. Headlines: "Black Leader Says Youth Need Self-Discipline," from Chicago (AP). This is an article from a recent interview with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, director of Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity). He emphasized that while the civil rights movement has achieved many of its economic goals,"there is certain level of moral decay and spiritual wickedness...." and that "nobody is going to save us from us, but us....."

l) Chattanooga News-Free Press, dated Thursday, June 17, 1976 Headlines: " 'Miller Park' Name For Downtown Site"
The park is named in memory of White B. and Mary Miller, parents of Chattanooga business and civic leader Burkett Miller, "whose vision and personal efforts were instrumental in bringing what promises to be a beautiful and much-needed addition to our downtown area." This was a statement by former mayor and chairman of the Downtown Park Board, Kirk Walker, at the announcement. The article describes Mr. Walker's efforts to get the necessary financial support for this project since 1954.

m) Chattanooga News-Free Press, dated July 6, 1976. Headlines, "No More Father-Son, Mother-Daughter Banquets" by Lee Byrd, from Washington (AP). Federal officials made the decision because they violate the new rules against sex discrimination. Included is a description of the new ruling and the reasons behind it. This clipping does not include the entire article.

n) Chattanooga News-Free Press, dated Thursday, August 26, 1976. Headlines, "Niota Water Superintendent Raps Criticism By State." Superintendent Homer Lonas stated that the state health officials have "come down on" his department for no reason. He had received no information about the situation from the State Department of Public Health, who claims that Niota's water system is a potential menace to public health and has ordered the southeast Tennessee town to correct deficiencies immediately. The article includes the specific problems stated by the state officials.

o) Chattanooga News-Free Press, dated September 8, 1976. This is a photograph of candidates and Republican leaders who gathered at the McMinn County High School for the official send-off for the Brock re-election campaign. Pictured are: Dortch Oldham, state GOP chairman; Lamar Alexander, '74 GOP gubernatorial nominee; Sate Rep. Clyde Webb of Athens, and Richard Ivins, former Democratic chairman. Staff photo by Jim Bob Wilson.

p) Chattanooga News-Free Press, dated September 24, 1976. Headed: "Junior Editors' Quiz on Flying Tigers," the question being, "Who were the Flying Tigers?" The answer: "...the Flying Tigers were a small force of pilots and mechanics who won a series of outstanding battles against Japan in 1941 and 1942" and included are details of the unit and a short bio of its Commander, Claire Lee Chennault. Included is a drawing of Major General Chenault and two angry looking planes.

q) Chattanooga News-Free Press, dated July 30, 1977. Headlines: "Ex-Cell-O Buys Athens Plant For Plastic Foam Operations," regarding the acquisition of a plant in Athens, acquired from Keller Industries, Inc. of Miami, Florida. The plant will initially employ approximately 50 persons, and Otto Kern, group vice president of the firm, indicated that by the end of 1979, the labor force will grow to as many as 150 employees. The remainder of the article describes details of plant and the acquisition.

r) Chattanooga News-Free Press, dated August 6, 1977. Headlines: "Environmentalists Upset By Strip Mining Plans - Tennessee Wesleyan Coal Contract Hit." Tennessee Wesleyan College, of Athens, TN, signed a contract with Ross Coal Co. of Winfield, TN, to initially mine 5,000 acres on the college property for coal. Officials of the college, owned and operated by the Holston United Methodist Church Conference, state that the college had experienced financial problems during the past few years and that the profits from the mining could reduce deficits, and possibly put the college in the black. The environmentalists group, called "Save Our Cumberland Mountains" were reported to be "surprised and shocked" at the college's decision. The article goes into detail about the conflict and possible alternatives.

Date 1970-1977
Extent of Description a) 10.75" x 4.75"
b) 7.00" x 5.50"
c) 3.25" x 3.75"
d) 8.50" x 3.75"
e) 4.50" x 2.25"
f) 8.50" x 1.75"
g) 7.50" x 5.50"
h) 7.75" x 2.00"
i) 13.00" x 3.75"
j) 15.00" x 15.00"
k) 8.50" x 5.50"
l) 9.75" x 4.00"
m) 5.50" x 3.75"
n) 9.00" x 3.75"
o) 4.00" x 5.50"
p) 4.25" x 7.50"
q) 7.75" x 5.50"
r) 10.25" x 5.25"
Accession number 2004.018