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    PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON MADE HIS FIRST TRIP TO FOREIGN SOIL TODAY SINCE TAKING OFFICE. HE?

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    PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON MADE HIS FIRST TRIP TO FOREIGN SOIL TODAY SINCE TAKING OFFICE. HE FLEW TO CANADA TO HAIL A COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY SYMBOLIZING U.S. PARTNERSHIP WITH THAT NATION.

    JOINING CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER LESTER B. PEARSON AT MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, NEAR GREAT FALLS, MONT., JOHNSON FLEW OVER AREAS OF MONTANA, WASHINGTON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA WHICH WILL BENEFIT FROM THE NEW PACT.

    THE PRESIDENT MADE THE FLIGHT, CULMINATING AT VANCOUVER ABOARD PEARSON'S ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE "JETSTAR." THE CRAFT IS SIMILAR TO THE 12-PASSENGER U.S. AIR FORCE MODEL JOHNSON FREQUENTLY USES.

    THE PRESIDENT FLEW TO MALMSTROM APB FROM ANDREWS APB, MD., ABOARD HIS BEING 707 "AIR FORCE ONE" TRANSPORT. HIS TWO-DAY TOUR IS LABELLED OFFICIALLY AS NON-POLITICAL, BUT IT WILL EXPOSE HIM TO VOTER IN SEATTLE, WASH., TONIGHT; AND PORTLAND, ORE., AND SACRAMENTO, CALIF., TOMORROW.

    IN REMARKS PREPARED FOR HIS ARRIVAL AT VANCOUVER, JOHNSON SAID THE TREATY FOR JOINT DEVELOPMENT, USE AND SALE OF COLUMBIA RIVER WATER AND POWER FACILITIES "LAYS A NEW FOUNDATION OF PROSPERITY FOR CANADIANS AND AMERICANS."
    "WE HAVE ACHIEVED THIS PARTNERSHIP BECAUSE WE RESPECT OUR DIFFERENCES," JOHNSON DECLARED. "THIS CONTINENT IS A RICHER AND POORER PLACE FOR THAT RESPECT."
    AFTER VANCOUVER, JOHNSON'S AND PEARSON'S SCHEDULE CALLED FOR A ???-MILE MOTOR TRIP TO BLAINE, WASH., FOR A TREATY PROCLAMATION CEREMONY AT THE INTERNATIONAL PEACE ARCH IN THAT BORDER COMMUNITY.

    GREETING PEARSON AT GREAT FALLS, JOHNSON RECALLED THAT PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER MACKENZIE RING AGREED 21 YEARS AGO "TO WORK TOGETHER TO DEFEND THIS HEMISPHERE AND DEMOCRACY EVERYWHERE."
    "FROM THAT DAY TO THIS WE HAVE FOLLOWED THE SAME PATH OF PARTNERSHIP," JOHNSON SAID. "FREE PEOPLE EVERYWHERE ARE MORE SECURE BECAUSE OF OUR COOPERATION IN NATO, IN NORAD (NORTH AMERICAN AIR DEFENSE COMMAND) AND IN THE UNITED NATIONS."
    THE PRESIDENT SAID HE AND PEARSON WOULD BE VIEWING "ONE OF THE RICHEST AND MOST MAJESTIC TERRITORIES IN THE WORLD"---ONE WHICH WILL BE MORE ABUNDANT BY THIS DAY'S WORK."
    BUT HE ADDED SOLEMNLY:
    "THE FREEDOM AND RICHNESS OF THIS LAND--THE HOPES OF THE PEOPLE IT SERVES--DEPEND UPON THE PEACE OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN. IT IS A SYMBOL OF OUR TIME THAT BENEATH THE MAGNIFICENCE OF MONTANA STAND WEAPONS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO DEVASTATE MUCH OF A CONTINENT.

    "THOSE OF US WHO SEEK PEACE KNOW THAT ONLY WISDOM AND PATIENCE AND THE FOROIOUDE OF LONG EFFORT CAN BRING US TO OUR GOAL."
    JOHNSON PRAISED PEARSON AS "A SYMBOL OF THAT EFFORT."
    "YOU HAVE NEVER WAVERED IN THE DEFENSE OF FREEDOM," JOHNSON TOLD THE PRIME MINISTER. "BUT YOU ALSO HAVE GIVEN MUCH OF YOUR LIFE SO THAT FREE MEN MIGHT LIVE IN PEACE.

    THE PRESIDENT'S JOURNEY BROUGHT HIM TO FOUR WESTERN STATES WHICH VOTED REPUBLICAN IN THE 1960 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. CALIFORNIA, WHOSE 40 ELECTORAL VOTES ARE THE SECOND HIGHEST STATE TOTAL, WOULD BE A VALUABLE PLUM FOR JOHNSON TO CAPTURE IN HIS RACE AGAINST SEN. BARRY M. GOLDWATER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8OBD33GOTQH8FQKDUGG1FCWB3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8OBD33GOTQH8FQKDUGG1FCWB3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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