The Presidency: Spirit of St. Louis


Last week President Johnson named U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Fulton Freeman as the new Ambassador to Mexico; issued an executive order banning employment discrimination be cause of age in businesses with federal contracts; wished a busy Lady Bird Happy Valentine's Day via the mobile telephone in her White House limousine, and did a lot of dancing.

A Ragtime Two-Step. The light-footedness took place at two White House parties, the annual diplomatic corps reception, and a state dinner for Sir Alec Douglas-Home. Regardless of what the musicians played, samba, cha-cha-cha, Dixieland or...

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