Fifty years ago today, January 13, 1967
Military funeral with a 17-gun salute will be held Saturday for Gen. Holland M. “Howlin’ Mad” Smith, who went from Seale, Ala., to the Marine Corps and to fame as the commander of U.S. Marine forces in the Pacific during World War II.
Gov. Lester Maddox’ proposed new budget includes funds for construction of a 300-bed regional mental hospital in Columbus and expansion programs at the Muscogee County Airport and Columbus College.
The Jordan Contracting Co. Thursday was found to be the apparent low bidder on the proposed Ralston Center in downtown Columbus, with a base bid of $2,673,000.