Buildup Could Signal Large Draft
President Johnson today called in top military and diplomatic officials to hear a report on Viet Nam from Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara and Henry Cabot Lodge.
McNamara and Lodge, newly named ambassador to Saigon, returned early today from Viet Nam with recommendations for a U.S. troop buildup there that could foreshadow increased draft calls and a callup of reserves.
C.C. Langdon Dies
Charles C. Langdon, a member of one of the pioneer families of Columbus, died today at The Medical Center. He was 79.
The old Langdon home, 716 Broadway, was constructed in 1828, the year Columbus was founded, and had been in the Langdon family since it was built. It is said to be the oldest home in the city. It is built on a lot purchased by one of Mr. Langdon's great-grandfathers at an auction in 1828 attended by the governor of Georgia and the first settlers of Columbus.
A House-Senate conference committee approved today a $6.5 billion compromise bill which would set up a historic program of medical care for the aged and liberalized Social Security and other welfare benefits.