The Presidency: Brief Visit


It was largely the party for Britain's Princess Margaret (see Social Notes) that brought President Johnson back to Washington last week. But he did not stay long, spent most of the time at his desk. Press Secretary Bill Moyers explained that until year's end the President would keep his public appointments "to the absolute minimum necessary," husbanding his energies for "deliberation, discussion, and a great deal of thinking and study."

One public appointment that Johnson was determined to keep, however, was a speech before more, than 200 delegates to a two-day White House Conference on Civil Rights. "In numberless ways this...

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