Dr. Binns Dies In Boat Mishap
The body of a prominent Columbus dentist, Dr. Joseph Marion Binns, was recovered from the Chattahoochee River waters behind Bartlett's Ferry Dam at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, 19 hours after Dr. Binns' boat collided with a cabin cruiser about 300 feet from the lake shore.
Dr. Binns apparently sustained a blow on the head as he was thrown out of his outboard motorboat by impact.
Accidents Kill 27
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After a slow start, the Georgia-Alabama holiday weekend accidental death toll began a steady climb, and early today the records showed 27 persons dead, 13 in Georgia and 14 in Alabama.
Georgia's fatalities showed nine dead in traffic wrecks, three drownings and another dead in a gasoline explosion. Four of Alabama's victims were children and 11 of the deaths came in traffic mishaps.