Fifty years ago today, July 3, 1967
Columbus could have twice daily jet service to Washington, D.C. and New York by the end of this year if all goes well with Southern Airways’ application to the Civil Aeronautics Board to provide the service. Southern, one of the three airlines serving the Muscogee County Airport, announced today that application has been made to provide single-DC9 jet service between Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Dothan, Ala.; Columbus and Washington, D.C., and New York City.
Israel charged Egyptian troops today opened fire with mortars and machine guns at Israeli troops across the Suez Canal in a third consecutive day of Middle East cease-fire violations. An Israeli military communiqué said Israeli troops returned the fire and “silenced the Egyptian fire a few minutes later.”
Soap Box Derby
Sky divers will drop out of the sky over Britt David Community Center at 2 p.m. Sunday to hand out the starting flags for the 1967 Soapbox Derby. More than 80 drivers between the ages of 11 and 15 from the Valley area will be competing for the local championship and a chance to go to Akron, Ohia, for the national race on August. 19.