Nation: A Treat & a Treatment

The party began to break up, and one congressional couple started for the door. But there stood Lyndon Johnson, blocking the way. It seems that the President had not yet danced with the Congressman's wife, and he wouldn't dream of letting her leave before she took a turn on the floor with him.

That is how things go at Lyndon's breezy, informal parties for Congress. The White House has never seen the likes of it. For years the annual congressional reception was an arduous affair of white ties, weak drinks and two-hour reception lines....

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