President`s Daily Diary, November 4, 1966
Date NOV. 4, 1966
White House, p^
Acttvity (inctude visited by) ture
Usher's Office, The Mansion. Talked with Agent Hallon of SS
Breakfast in bedroom.
Commissioner Nick Johnson
Jake Jacobsen, Bill Moyers and Marvin Watson in and out
Judge James Watson - NYC
Col. James Cross
Joe Califano - talked at 8:55am __
Commissioner Willard Deason - did not talk -Deason spoke with Jake Jacobsen who wa
to give the President message.
The President to East Room for PRESS CONFERENCE___
The President and Mrs. Johnson to 2d floor of the Mansion from East Room
Secy Robert McNamara Secy Dean Rusk.
2d Floor, Mansion
^ NOV. 4, 1966
White House p
^ FRIDA Y
Activity (inctud e visited by )
To Yellow Oval Room for presentation of credentials by
^/ Amb. of Pakistan, Agha Hilaly
(/^ and Amb. of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cyrille Adoula
j Amb. James Symington
Cong Hale Boggs - New Orleans , L a ^
To Oval Office
Date NOVEMBER 4, 1966
White House Day
Activity (inctude visited by)
Bill Moyers (pl)
gaog^Xdlas To Fish Room for meeting w/ Task Force
— 7: **
ystx To Oval Office
Leonard Marks (returning his call)
Bill Moyers (pl)
The Vice President (b.1)
Marianne Means Riordan
Bill Moyers (pl)
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Activtty (inc!ud e visited by ) tur
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Bill Moyers in
FLOWERS SENT to Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy in Ne
w England Baptist Hospital,
with card: Thinking of you with Warmest best wishes, The President and
Mrs. Johnson .
To South Grds for boarding Helicopter w/
flight to Andrew
Aboard AF # 1
s AFB for Texas *
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Activhy (Hictude visited by) ture
The President ^ walked to the South Grounds with Marvin Watson. Here a pool of
photographers were waiting for the President. The President took the three dogs-Blanco, J. Edgar, and Freckles up the steps to the right of the diplomatic entrance and
posed for pictures with them. He chatted with the photographers and such staff members
as were there--Bob Fleming, Hal Pachios. The President then walked to the waiting
helicopter with Marvin Watson, shaking hands with Marvin telling him goodbye. On the
top step of the helicopter, the President paused to turn around and wave to the photograp
for a final picture.
The President boarded the helicopter, joining Mrs. Johnson, Lynda, and mary s in
the front cabin. He asked Mr. and Mrs. Simon McHugh to come up to this part of the
Also on board were:
As the President sat down, mary s gave him a copy of his press conference of the mornin
which he immediately gave to Lynda saying that she might learn something from it.
Helicopter off to Andrews Air iboo Force Base
During the flight the President discussed his morning's press conference, asking if
Vicky and Simon had seen it and what they thought about it. He told mary s that this
morning he was down to 212 pounds—within a week he would be under 200 pounds!
The President asked mary s if the pictures of the longhorns was going with us, also if
the picture of the President and Luci taken at the Ranch in September was going along.
When ms answered in the affirmative, the President was pleased. He_asked if anyone ha
seen the good black & white photograph taken of him at Cam Rahn Bay?
:£kxiiKg th e choppe r fligh t th e Presiden t notice d a smal l grey cas e tha t mary s had in her lap . Whe n he discovered i t
was a Son g tv , h e kidde d he r abou t th e siz e an d aske d i f tha t wa s al l sh e had a t he r apartmenNovembe r 4 , 196 6
THE WHIT E HOUS E Dat
PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON
The President began his day at (Place)
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Activity (include visited by)
The helicopter landed a t Andrew s th e Presiden t wen t immediately to A F On e ————— —
h wa s waitin g and t o th e stateroom . ——-___
I• 39p ,
F One 2600 0 o ff fo r Randolp h Ai r Forc e Base , Sa n Antoni o Texas
In the stateroom wit h th e Presiden t durin g take—of f wer e _________
. Johnso n Durin
g take-of f th e Presiden t wa s readin g a
_ Mr. & Mrs.
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Mary Slater .
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Presiden t ordered drink s fo r Vick y an d Simo n an d lunc h a
diet rootbeer --for himself
The President read a report of the latest poll and discussed it with Lynda, Mrs
n and the other s i n th e stateroom . He remarked tha t hi s popularit y ha d
risen to 68-77% support of his Vietnam policy
bow l o f chil i __——— —
mf gave the President a report to read
a folde r o f report s fro m th e situatio n room , carrie d fro m —
s offic e i n Washington)
George Christian on radio phone
e Presiden t tol d hi m tha t fo r th e pgx K press G C could sa y tha t i n th e las t 2 4 hours th e
President ha d talke d personall y t o Mansfield , Dirksen , McCormack , an d G Ford, an d Hale Bogg s t o repor t
tv telephone o n his trip . H e also tol d Georg e abou t wha t h e had told the m (an d the Congressiona l lette r sen t
to member s o f Congress r e hi s trip ) - - H e told G C that he expecte d t o hav e som e peopl e down—Cabine t
s lik e Gardner and McNamara. He said that he planned t o stay bus y a t the ranc h wit h well-organized _
fmTE HOUSE Date
EWT LYNDON B. JOHNSON
resident began his day at (Place) The
T _ Telephone
White House Day
r 4, 1966
(inctude visited by) ture
Jake Jacobsen in bedroom. Reported on the progress of a purchase the President ————
had requested on the way back from Anchorage to WAshington,
The President told
Mr. Jacobsen to talk to J. C. Kellam and have him have his best soundman at the
Ranch by 11:00am Saturday to stand by for McNamara.
The President appeared very thoughtful, lying back while the, chief was working on him
and mary s was rubbing oilin his hands.
The President discussed the Texas Senate race with Jake, asking howit was looking and what was being done.
called Jake to the door of the bedroom to give him some more instructions
AF One 26000 from Andrews AF Base to Randolph AF
Lynda Johnson Mr.
& Mrs. Simon McHugh
The PreSident 1
Miss Mary Slater ^
Miss Marie Fehmer —
Lt. Col. Harold R. Patterson A1C
Michael Geisinger (Photog)
Dr. Marlyn w. Voss
Lt. Cdr. F. W. Hobbs Sgt. Robert Duffy Sgt.
Chief Stuart Baltimore— HM1 Don Nauser Sgt.
Sgt. Marshall Gaddis
1C1 Richard Ellison (whca) A1C James Z. Cooper (whoa) Sp5
Herbert S. Currier, Jr. (whca)
CT2 Thomas R. Rees(whca) Prc. William F. Garwood, Jr., (whca) Pfc.
Richard L. McClain(whca)
Prc. WilliAm E. Seltzer (whca.) Beverly Cole (whca)
Mary Hoffer (whca) —
Bernice Simonik (whca)
Lt. Thomas Atkins (movie man)
David B. Grant (usss)
Mr. William J Kiernan (usss) Mr.
John E. Pforr(usss)
Mr. Gene Wofford(usss)
Mr. James M. Hardin (usss) Mr.
Clinton J. Hill (usss) Mr.
Jerry Terry (usss) ——
Mr. Stephen Garmon (usss) Mr.
Jerry D. Kivett (Usss) Mr.
James M. Howard (usss) Mrsrx^^r
Mr. Richard Keiser Mr. Richard Johnsen Mr. Robert Melchiori, Mr. Philip Strother, Mr. Charles Rochne
"lj Mr. Chalfant Mr. Kenneth Giannoules <^^
Mr. Jerry McKinney :R\\i Mrs.Lee Gregg
Mr. Jake Jacobsen
Mrs. George Christian
MiE House rh,K-
November 4. 1966
MT LYMDOW B. JOHMSOM
eskdent began his day at (Place) The
^. ^ ExpendtActivity
(inc!ude visited by) turf
Gaddis in bedroom to awaken the President prior to landing.
Weathsr: sunny, windy,
One 26000 landed at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
President deplaned and went to the crowd at the fence. The President had on his ranc
to boarding the jet star, the President talked briefly with Tom Johnson.
President boarded the jet star joining:
Mrs. Johnson Lynda
Mr. & Mrs. Simon McHugh Dr. Marlyn W. Voss
Jake Jacobsen Marie
Mary Slater Ken
White House Day
As the President boarded the plane, he spoke briefly with Dr. Voss concerning arrangement
Cross had trouble getting the airplane started due to the strong wind, and the plane ha
moved to another position out ofthe wind. The Preside nt kidded that Col Cross must be le
to fly the plane.
jet star off for the ranch from Randolph
Christian, in suite at the Tropicana in San Antonio
the flight the housing arrangements for staff and guests were discussed.
4:12p j '
e jet star landed at the ranch. Prior to leaving the plane, the President asked for his j
which he put on.
The White House __
Activity (inctude visited by)
November 4, 1966
p^ Friday .
Off jet star.
Arrive Ranch House by golf cart with Mrs.Johnson, Mr. &Mrs. McHugh, Lynda Bird —
marie fehmer--The President asked her to find out where Lynda had gone and tell her that he
waiting for her,
Departed house by car with Mrs.Johnson
and Lynda —
George Christian (radio phone), suite in Tropicana in SanAntonio
At Malechek Ranch house —,
Earl Deathe, Austin (radio phone) The President discussed the progress on the sale of a boat
gates, a car, and other such business. —^—^
At north end of the runway
Melvin Winters (radio phone) The President asked The Winters to come up and ride and see
deer and have dinner with him.
T.C. Kellam (radio phone)
Return to main ranch house
Date November 4, 1966
The White House
Activity (inc)ude visited by)
J. C. Kellam, in Austin (radio phone)
The President asked for adiet rootbeer
mf--The 5M3x Winters were at the house and wanting instructions—the President save direct
reach his location.
Dale Malechek—Asking about the location of deer
To office--Showed picture of President and Luci to Mrs. Johnsonand Luci.The President
then talked with Jake Jacobsen as he read ticker.
. The President read some of the telegrams that had been sent welcoming him back to the countr
. and congratulating him on the trip. He xsnsHr that the labor peopleshouldl certainly be thanked
The President told JJ tocall George Einx Christian and tell him to get a correction on UPI 156
it was untrue.
To living room with Mrs. Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Winters, Mr. & Mrs. Pat Nugent
R Governor John Connally, Austin
- Dale Meeks (radio phone patch)
The White House p^
Activity (inc)ude visited by) fur
DINNER With : Mrs.Johnson, Lynda, Luci, Pat
Joe Batson (Lynda's date)
Vicky and Simon McHugh
Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Winters , Johnson City, Texas
Mr. & Mrs. Earl Deathe , Austin, Texas
Mr. &Mrs. Roy Butler, Austin, Texas
J. C. Kellam , Austin, Texas
Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Stubbs , Johnson City, Texas
Jake Jacobsen, Marie Fehmer, Mary S&ax Slater
During dinner the President talked about Pago Pago and the educational television there. He w
relaxed and enjoying being among his freinds. Toward the end of dinner, the President gave
Luci a sapphire and diamond pin he had brough her from Thailand.
To office with Lynda, Luci, Mrs. Johnson, Joe Batson, Jake Jacobsen, Earl and Weeze Deathe
to look at rings for Lynda, Luci, and Mss. Johnson to choose from.
J. C. Kellam joined the group in the office as did mf and mary S-J.C. K. stood by the Pres
as the President read the tickers at his desk.
President returned to the office and worked part of his desk with Jake and mf
Watched news on television
Went for axBo walk with Lynda, Joe Batson, Jake, mf, and mary s to Cousin Oreole Bailey's.
The President complimented her on her new furnishings and gave her a medallion of theAsi
The walk seemed to relax the President and he was in good spirits, kidding everyone. The wa
was approximately one mile in all.
Dat^November 4, 1966
The White House Friday
Activity (inciude visited by)
Returned to office reading tickers at Jake Jacobsen's desk, making comments on several items
Lynda and Toe told the President goodnight. The President said to talk to Mrs. Johnson and get
everything moved out of the office that she would allow, for it was too crowded.
The President dictated a note to Senator Fulbright to mf. .
The President said goodnight, saying I'm not going to tell you again; get to bed.
The President came on the intercom system asking either mary s or mf to come rub his hands.
Mary S. went in and Lynda soon joined, one rubbing each hand __