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Fifty Years Ago Today, February 10, 1966

DeGraffenried Dies On Campaign Tour

Ryan DeGraffenried, gubernatorial candidate, and his pilot were killed Wednesday night when their plane crashed into a mountain.

A rescue squad from Rainsville, Ala., climbed a rugged ridge along the southern portion of Lookout Mountain and found the wreckage before dawn today.

Political observers had given DeGraffenried a good chance to win the May 3 Democratic primary.

Jobs on Post

Fort Benning officials announced Wednesday the conversion of more than 2,000 jobs from military personnel to civilian workers.

Col. Tyrone Tisdale, director of personnel, announced "a significant increase of civilian employment as we actually hire 2,300 people."

Nudist Bill

A bill that would have outlawed "an organized invasion of Georgia by outside nudist groups" was defeated in the Senate Wednesday.

Senators asked ladies to leave the chamber during debate.