Fifty years ago today, February 16, 1967
Columbus and Muscogee County need an additional 270 hospital beds today to meet recommended standards. A possible acute shortage of hospital facilities within less than five years was brought up Wednesday by the Medical Center Board of Commissioners.
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The Student Government Association at Columbus College is attempting to suspend publication of the campus newspaper — apparently because of the editor’s endorsement of Lester Maddox in the 1966 gubernatorial campaign. However, a spokesman for the college said the president, Dr. Thomas Y. Whitley, “doesn’t propose to interfere with the internal workings of the newspaper here, or the press anywhere.”
A Eufaula firm is considering court action against two Columbus television stations which it claims have objected to its effort to establish a cable TV operation here. Douglas Smith, of Eufaula, said Wednesday that his firm is “seriously considering” court action against Columbus Broadcasting Co. (WRBL-TV).