Saturday, May 3, 2014
Urban Safari expedition in downtown Chattanooga accidentally stumbles upon the historic Ellis Restaurant
My trips with the National Socialist Movement often include an activity we call "urban safari." These delightfully entertaining excursions frequently take us to the ghetto and toxic waste parts of decaying cities. These places have become testaments to successes and failures of previous generations.
Our trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee was no different. During last Sunday's early morning downtown "urban safari" I came across an interesting vacant and dilapidated building with a noteworthy neon sign over the boarded up building.
I parked around the corner from the Chattanooga Choo Choo and walked around for a couple of hours. Market Street was the definition of contrast. On one side was the neatly landscaped Terminal Station, which has been converted into a hotel. The other side was nothing but crumbling building and vandalized store fronts. More
Terminal Station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a former railroad station, once owned and operated by the Southern Railway, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Chattanooga Choo Choo is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. More GEOTOURISM
Getting back to the "condemned" side of Market Street and the Ellis Restaurant at 1443 Market Street... The front is now boarded over from the signage down, but these pics, which were took c.2001 still show that great rounded front window and flanking doors. By this point, it had lost the majority of its virtolite, exposing the brick underneath. More
What Did That Old Building Used To Be?
Gus Ellis emigrated from Greece when he was sixteen. After living in other parts of America, he settled in Chattanooga. In 1909, he started the Ellis Restaurant, which was originally located at Market and Ninth Streets. Soon, the opening of the Terminal Station provided business opportunities farther south on Market Street. In partnership with his cousin, Victor Ellis, he built the Ellis Hotel at Market and King Streets. Gus also relocated his restaurant to a site across from the Terminal Station... Full Article Postcard
Chattanooga restaurant's neon frog sign coming back to life
In its heyday, the sign blazed in Art Deco glory. A green neon frog -- advertising the restaurant's frog legs -- jumped over such neon-lit menu items as "steaks," "chops" and "spaghetti." The words "Ellis Restaurant" stood out in red neon surrounded by more than 600 white incandescent bulbs. Full Article
At 7:00 am Sunday morning, the downtown area was almost deserted. There were no traffic jams or crowds of people. Other than the one person that crossed my path, I had this part of the city, all to myself. This was certainly a great way to spend a few hours prior to getting on the long flight I was boarding, later in the day.
Decrepit block across from Chattanooga Choo Choo sees 1st tenant in more than 30 years
Scott Coffey, owner of the Ellis Restaurant, is taking steps to refurbish his property -- which is sandwiched between the former pawn shop and the St. George -- from the outside in, starting with the $20,000 sign. The Ellis Restaurant originally shut down in 1977 and never reopened after former proprietor Gus Ellis fell in the kitchen and broke his hip, Coffey said. Full Article
Our Chattanooga rally speeches are making their way to YouTube. Yours truly, can be seen doing the introduction... Commander Jeff Schoep's Chattanooga, Tennessee Rally Speech: Video
May, 5, 2014, better known as "Cinco De Mayo" or "Stinko de Mayo" is right around the corner. This is a special day for the National Socialist Movement, as we make sincere efforts to facilitate the deportation of those unwelcome illegal aliens. Meanwhile, San Francisco NBC affiliate KNTV reports a peaceful protest is planned on Cinco de Mayo holiday in front of the San Francisco Bay area's Four Live Oak High School.
The protest stems from a the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold a federal judge’s ruling that school administrators had acted appropriately in asking students to turn shirts with American flags inside out in the Cinco de Mayo holiday in 2010 out fear it "would enflame the passions of students celebrating the holiday" Full Article More
Available for download and printing is our "Report an illegal" flier. Please print and distribute liberally. In addition, if you know of the location of illegal aliens, please report them to your local U.S. Border Patrol. NSM Literature
"Democracy makes it impossible for for the statesman to do his duty. A statesman of the greatest goodwill becomes, in a democracy, the slave of his supporters; he either satisfies their personal appetites or they destroy his backing. The statesman lives under the tyranny and permanent threat of the electoral agent." -- Corneliu Codreanu
Thursday, May 1, 2014
On April 25 & 26, 2014, members and supporters of the National Socialist Movement, from across the country and around the world, converged on Chattanooga, Tennessee for our annual national meeting and public rally. Although all of our meetings are historical, this one was of significant importance. This year, the National Socialist Movement it celebrating its' 40th year as a political party and White Civil Rights organization.
Prior to conducting the business of the meeting, guests were treated to a catered dinner and were afforded an opportunity to mingle with their comrades and meet new friends. Commander Jeff Schoep kicked off the meeting with a historical time line of where the National Socialist Movement originated and where it has gone, up to the present day. Then, it was time to hand out rank promotions. Quite a few women have joined the ranks of the NSM and were patched in as full members.
At 2:30 pm on Saturday afternoon, a public rally was held on the steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse in downtown Chattanooga. After passing through the "TSA like" security gauntlet, members and supporters raised the NSM banner and waved flags, as the anarchists and Communists chanted nonsense and spewed profanities.
A wide "buffer zone" of orange construction fencing was constructed by the police to keep opposing groups as far away, as possible. The various speakers talked about the economy, illegal immigration and the state of our nation. Viable solutions to many of our country's problems were offered for consideration.
Ironically, David Tulis, a Chattanooga radio show host wrote an opinion piece and said, "The story is so vital to the people of the town that only one side needs be told. And that side is that of the counter protest." The protesters carried on, but began losing steam, towards the end, and were forced to listen to our speeches.
During the rally, several supporters from the Soul Survivors motorcycle organization made themselves known and joined us on the grounds of the courthouse, as well as a couple of our friends from the A.T.B. The local media stayed on the opposing side of the street, clearly demonstrating their bias and lack of objectivity.
Regardless of what we said, it was considered "hate." After the speeches were finished and all that was needed to be said, was said, we proceeded to exit the venue and returned to the hotel, where we mingled and enjoyed food and comradeship, well into Sunday morning. Plans are already in the works for our upcoming November rally in six short months.
SS Capt. Harry L. Hughes III
Director, N.S.M. Region 11/N.S.M.-AZ Media Spokesman
N.S.M.-MEDIA Associate Producer
My trip wasn't all party business. I also took some time to explore the Chickamauga Battlefield, outside Oglethorpe, Georgia and do some "urban safari" in downtown Chattanooga. While exploring the battlefield, we encountered a couple of small business that carried World War Two military items and even some Third Reich memorabilia. Not what I expected to find in the midst of Civil War history.
I also discovered that the City Cafe Diner, next door to the motel, has the best Mexican food. I also tried the chicken fried steak and the chicken gyro. Portions were amazingly large and reasonably priced.
On Saturday night, during our "after party," there was also a black wedding party taking place at the motel. Then, our new friends with the Soul Survivors rolled in on their bikes. The motel's night manager seemed worried, but everything stayed civil, but a little loud.
Long before sunrise on Sunday morning, I went on an excursion to downtown Chattanooga. I came across the Chattanooga Choo Choo and a row of abandoned buildings along Market St. Downtown Chattanooga is practically deserted on Sunday morning. I crossed paths with just one person, during my "urban safari."
Neo-Nazi protest reveals family squabble with major parties
The coverage of the neo-Nazi protest in Chattanooga shows traditional media at its best. The story is so vital to the people of the town that only one side needs be told... And that side is that of the counterprotest. When a hate group has a protest, it must take place in a vacuum that police power helps create. Twenty-four representatives from National Socialist Movement, a Detroit group, are in Chattanooga of a Saturday. Their speeches, their arguments cannot be recorded. Full Article
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” --George Orwell