Fifty years ago today, July 5, 1967
A survey of housing available in the Columbus-Phenix City area to military families has been completed by Fort Benning officials who report that only one owner of rental units has refused to adopt a policy of nondiscrimination. The project was part of a nationwide survey ordered by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara.
Forty-three American Field Service (AFS) students from 23 countries will spend several days here before returning to their home countries. The students, expected to arrive around 4:30 p.m. today, will leave Opelika Friday for New York City where they will join other AFS students who have spent the past year in the U.S.
Head Start, the Neighborhood Youth Corps, and a Reading Improvement Program, all federal projects, are now underway in Phenix City, sponsored by the Phenix City Board of Education.