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Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2017.004.010.a-h
Collection Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Collection
Description a) Chattanooga Times article dated July 23, 1946. Headline: "Olgiati Takes Commission Oath Today; Active in Labor Ranks for Many Years." Subhead: "Wants Capable Engineer for City--Puts Airport at Top of Program." Byline Charles Pennington. Reports that Olgiati was sworn in as city commissioner for streets and sewers. replacing Frank L. Brown who had resigned. Article has bio and photo of Peter Rudolph Olgiati, who later became mayor of Chattanooga.

b) Column "Politically Speaking" about Olgiati. No date. Headline: "Olgiati Narrowly Missed Commissioner's Post in 1941--His Position on Board Is Strong." Byline Fred Hixson. Covers the political backstory of Olgiati's appointment. No masthead, but possibly from Chattanooga Times.

c) News Free-Press clipping dated July 25, 1946. Headline: "Don't Say 'L' in Oh-Jotti." Short, humorous article about the right way to pronounce new commissioner P. R. Olgiati's name.

d) Clipping dated August 5, 1946, probably from Chattanooga Times. Photo of man in blazer standing next to a small plane. Caption reads: "Beverly E. Howard, Orangeburg, S.C., is shown with the Cub plane in which he will do low-altitude stunts at the Chattanooga Flyers Club's air show at Lovell Field next Sunday."

e1-2) Clipping dated Saturday, August 10, 1946 from Chattanooga Times. Byline Charles B. Pennington. Headline: "Army Stunters Land in City for Air Show -- 12 Navy Planes Will Come Sunday--P-80's Expected to Join in Program." Interview with Carl Gibson, Chairman of the Chattanooga Flyers Club air show committee. Has photo of Gibson surrounded by four army stunt pilots in town for the show: Capt. Charles W. Romine, 1st Lt. John W. Rogers, Maj. Harry G. Peterson, and Capt. Charles C. Hammon. No photo credit. It also talks about a plane auction at the airport, and an aviation ball held at the Fairyland Club.

f) Clipping, no date, probably from Chattanooga Times, byline Charles B. Pennington. Headline: "All-Dixie Air Show Begins at 2; P-80 to Feature Army-Navy Exhibit." Probable date Sunday, August 11, 1946. It describes the military flyers participating in the air show that day, including a P-80 jet flown by Capt. Jack Sullivan. It also gives bus route info for spectators. [Continuation of the article is missing.]

g1-2) Clipping from Chattanooga Times dated Monday, August 12, 1946. Byline Charles Pennington. From top of front page. Headline: "Speed of Jet Plane Awes Air Show Crowd of 50,000." Describes top attraction Jack Sullivan in world's fastest plane, a jet-powered P-80 Shooting Star. Has front page photo of two Navy Hellcats taking off from Lovell Field. The continuation of the article has four other photos: one crowd shot, one shot of the P-80 'Shooting Star', one shot of a P-51 'Mustang', and a photo of the only crash, that of stunt pilot Roddy Reed of Rome, GA. who was unhurt. Photo credit Bob Espy.

h) Clipping with two small photos. No masthead, no date, but possibly from same article as (g1-2). Top photo is of a futuristic jet in a fly-by. Bottom photo is of a parachutist. Caption: "Thrillers -- Among show highlights were the delayed jump of Jack Huber and the swooshing 15-minute visit of the 'Shooting Star' army jet plane." Times staff photo credits.

Date 1946
Dates of Creation July 23, 1946 - August 12, 1946
Extent of Description All very irregular:
a) 7.25" x 9.75"
b) 4.00" x 12.5"
c) 4.50" x 3.50"
d) 5.00" x 7.25"
e1) 7.75" x 16.75"
e2) 2.00" x 7.00"
f) 4.00" x 6.50"
g1) 6.00" x 18.75"
g2) 7.75" x 22.75"
Accession number 2017.004