Nation: So Glad, So Glad

In her first official trip outside Washington since becoming First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson visited the Appalachia section of Pennsylvania, where thousands of families live in the poverty of a dismal past. Last week she made her second trip—an excursion into the future at the Huntsville, Ala., Marshall Space Flight Center, where she saw the Saturn moon rocket.

A Request to Uncle John. Arriving at the Redstone airfield, she got in a few plugs for her husband's space record: "Since 1958 one of Lyndon's most intense interests has been space. It would make him mad to see anyone outstrip us. He was...

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