Fifty years ago today, July 31, 1967
City Commissioner B. F. Register is among Georgia mayors and city officials taking part in a special discussion of “Urban Riots and the Control of Lawlessness” at the 44th annual Congress of Cities in Boston. Vice President Hubert Humphrey was scheduled to make the major address to the group today.
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Defense and Army officials in Washington have praised the manner in which members of the military service are carrying out casualty notification and assistance programs. The letters of appreciation from Deputy Secretary of Defense Cyrus Vance, Secretary of the Army Stanley R. Resor and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Harold K. Johnson followed criticism in late 1965 of the way next of kin were being notified of Vietnam casualties.
In some cases, it was reported that taxi cab drivers were delivering telegrams to next of kin, and that some notifications had been left in mail boxes.
Both the ladies’ and men’s club golf tournaments get under way today at Green Island Country Club, while the junior tournament starts Thursday. Sally Molloy is the defending champion in the ladies’ tournament which runs through Friday.