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Fifty Years Ago Today, January 31, 1966

Johnson Asks U.N. To Seek War's End

President Johnson called for an immediate meeting of the United National Security Council in a new effort to bring the Viet Nam war to the conference table. The Chief Executive made the request during a brief, televised report to the nation on his decision to resume U.S. bombing raids on Communist North Viet Nam.

Severe Cold

The Chattahoochee Valley began to thaw out today following the winter's severest cold and near zero temperatures. In Columbus, the predicted low for Tuesday morning is 28, which sounds positively balmy.