Nation: Gracious Host

President Johnson last week invited a few folks to drop by the White House. About 8,000 of them did.

First came eight new ambassadors to the U.S., presenting their credentials. Next it was 155 children, most of them Negroes, from Washington settlement houses. Lyndon joined them for a puppet show in the East Room, was greeted by one boy with an airy "Hi, Johnson"; later, he escorted them to the Blue Room to see an 18-ft. balsam fir Christmas tree, thence to the State Dining Room for ice cream and eggnog.

A.F.L.-C.I.O. President George...

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