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    Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, the wife of the President of the United States, is on?

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    Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, the wife of the President of the United States, is on a five-day tour of a national park in the wilds of southwest Texas. The second day of her tour, Sunday (3 April), was highlighted by a trip down the Rio Grande River in a rubber raft.

    Mrs. Johnson is accompanied by the Secretary of the Interior, Stewart Udall, and his wife and a group of security guards and park rangers.

    On Sunday the President's wife was up early for a pancake and steak breakfast. Later she and her group attended Palm Sunday services. Then she started on her 11-mile trip down the river.

    She wore light blue trousers, a shirt and tennis shoes for the river trip. She also wore a cowboy hat to protect her from the hot southwest Texas sun.

    On Monday Mrs. Johnson dedicated the restoration of Fort Davis by the National Park Service. The fort, on the route to the southwest frontier, was the only protection for wagon trains and stage coaches in hostile Indian (Commanche and Apache) territory from 1845 to 1891.

    The purpose of Mrs. Johnson's park tour is to promote the beautification of the national park system in the United States.

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