Nation: A Chance to Roam

With the high spirits of a pack of campfire girls, the ladies from Washington headed south through the green hills of Virginia last week. "Y'all have a good time," ordered Lyndon B. Johnson as his spouse and nine Cabinet wives left the White House on the First Lady's two-day "Landscapes and Landmarks" tour of the Old Dominion. A late arrival was Muriel Humphrey, wife of the Vice President, who managed to join the silver Trailways bus 40 minutes down the road.

The twofold object of the trip was to publicize the Administration's see-America-first campaign—part of the drive to stem the outflow...

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