The Vice-Presidency: All the Way with LBJ.

By general agreement, Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson can outtalk any other ten Texans with one tongue tied behind his cheek—and last week, deep in the heart of Africa, he applied his skill on an international scale. Accompanied by his wife Lady Bird, Johnson turned up in Senegal to represent the U.S. at the first anniversary of the nation's independence. When he left a few days later, some tens of thousands of delighted Senegalese seemed ready to go all the way with L.B.J.

While a 17-member Soviet delegation sulked in its suites, Lyndon and Lady

Bird talked, smiled and handclasped their...

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