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Fifty Years Ago Today, October 4, 1960

Civilian Leaders See Mass Airdrop

More than 70 of the nation’s top business and professional leaders saw the Army’s latest troop and cargo-carrying aircraft go through their paces at Fort Benning’s Fryer Field today.The Army airshow, which included demonstrations by various types of helicopter, preceded a mass airdrop by paratroopers and was staged for the Army phase of the 31st Joint Civilian Orientation Conference.

Kennedy Visit

New “tentative” plans call for Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kennedy to arrive in Columbus by plane late Sunday night rather than the previously announced time of 10 a.m. Monday.