The Presidency: The Mortarcade


It was cap-and-gown week for thousands of college students (see EDUCATION), and right there under the hoods and tassels were Lyndon Baines Johnson (Southwest Texas State Teachers College, '30) and his Lady Bird (University of Texas, '33).

The President, whose mortarcade had already toured commencements at Michigan, Texas, the Coast Guard Academy and the Lyndon B. Johnson High School, stood under rain-dripping poplars on the campus of Swarthmore College near Philadelphia to assail the "phantom fears" that a strong Federal Government is a threat to individual liberty.

Government Liberates. Said Johnson: "We...

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