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Fifty Years Ago Today, February 13, 1966

15,000 Defy Rain For War Rally

Secretary of State Dean Rusk told upwards of 15,000 persons in rain-swept Atlanta Stadium Saturday the United states is not going to "draw back" in Viet Nam but there can be peace anytime Hanoi really wants it. Rusk, rain dripping down his clothing, spoke at an "Affirmation Viet Nam" rally to show support for U.S. policy in Viet Nam.


Muscogee Sen. Harry C. Jackson Saturday left the next move on running for governor up to Bo Callaway. Jackson said that if Callaway should toss his hat into the governor's race this year he would support the Republican from Pine Mountain.