Mexico: A Pinch of Salt

Mexico's Adolfo Lopez Mateos looked up at President Johnson — all 6 ft. 3 in. of him. Then he grinned and said: "If I had remembered you were so tall, I would have brought my high heels." The easygoing joke set a relaxed tone for Johnson's first official meeting with a Latin American chief of state.

At U.C.L.A. both Presidents donned cap and gown to receive honorary doctor of laws degrees. Later they flew to Palm Springs, called on Dwight Eisenhower (it was, said Ike, "just an evening with old friends") and settled...