LBJ Doubles Size Of Military Draft
President Johnson announced today that draft calls will be doubled to 35,000 men a month to help build up U.S. strength in South Viet Nam from 75,000 to 125,000 troops.
He also disclosed that he had ordered to Viet Nam the 1st Cavalry Division, a crack air assault and infantry outfit stationed at Fort Benning.
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With one eye on the departing 1st Cavalry Division, and an ear cocked in the direction of Washington, just about every businessman in this area today was anxiously anticipating the final shape of President Johnson's mobilization proposals.
Local communities -- merchants, real estate brokers, builders, and suppliers of hundreds of various services -- today were looking for some replacements after the President made his proposals to boost U.S. military strength in Viet Nam.
Muscogee Rep. Mac Pickard, a veteran of 17 years in the Georgia House of Representatives, has been appointed to a House committee to study the advisability of establishing a 12-month school program in Georgia.