Fifty years ago today, July 7, 1967
Gen. William C. Westmoreland told Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara today that allied forces in Vietnam are winning the war, “slowly but steadily,” but he urged McNamara to provide more battle troops to “step up pressure on the enemy by reinforcing our mounting successes.”
President Lyndon Johnson should have told Soviet Premier Alexel Kosygin during his recent visit to the United States that “peace is a two-way street,” former Georgia 3rd District Congressman Howard (Bo) Callaway told a California civic group today. “We have demonstrated our desire for peace in many ways,” Callaway said in an address prepared for delivery to the Los Angeles Rotary Club. “It is now time for the Soviet Union to do the same.”
The Fiesta Lounge closed with a bang early today, as a customer who apparently didn’t want to go home fired three shots through the door and windows after being ordered out, according to Columbus police reports. No one was hit by the shots, police said. The bar owner said she could identify the marksman by sight, but not by name, according to police.