Fifty years ago today, August 25, 1966
Gov. George Wallace’s anti-guidelines bill has been overwhelmingly approved by the House, but the push for Senate passage probably won’t come until next week. That accomplished, the proposal, which would negate all existing agreements in Alabama to comply with federal desegregation requirements, could be brought to a vote on any legislative day after today.
Schools Lose Millions
Thirty-nine school systems in four Southern states will lose millions of dollars in federal funds this year because they refuse to comply with desegregation guidelines.
Three Columbusites have been named to a 70-member commission which will make recommendations for furnishing and decorating Georgia’s new $1.2 million governor’s mansion in Atlanta. They are Mrs. D.A. Turner, Edward Shorter and F. Clason Kyle.