Nation: Meanwhile, Back at the LBJ. Ranch...

It was more than seven months ago that Lyndon Baines Johnson, the most boisterous, bumptious occupant of the White House in two decades, shuffled off to Texas like an injured bear to lick the wounds of office and hibernate for a while out of the public view. TIME Correspondent Don Neff has been following Johnson's elusive spoor, and last week he filed this report:

AT first, the word among L.BJ.'s knowing neighbors was: look out. Old Lyndon's reappearance was greeted by a mixture of nervous smiles and wonderment by his weathered-faced cattleman neighbors in...

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