People: Apr. 15, 1966

"It's a wonderful place to get away from it all," said Lady Bird Johnson. How she knew was a mystery. Accompanied by a 24-raft flotilla of 60 newsmen, her own twelve-man entourage, and Interior Secretary Stewart Udall, she floated (with paddle) down eleven miles of the shallow Rio Grande in Texas' Big Bend National Park to dramatize her beautify-and see-the-U.S.A. campaigns. Everything came off more or less swimmingly as the ladybird watchers went over the side in search of closeups or simply fell off, like the stretch-pantsed newswoman who jammed her parasol at...

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