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No. Three or four years ago we'd given a big
party at the F Street Club, but this
year we gave two parties at this new and
pretty club, the City Tavern, with a lot
of dancing. Both were very gay and
pleasant. I think the first party went a
little bit better.
Mr. Shriver came, as well as Mr. LeMoyne
Billings, to the first party. And Mrs.
Well, that's social life.
It also ties in with your overall effort.
Oh, yes, certainly, because it makes it easy to
see people if you see them socially.
I see that at the White House dinner in '63,
January, I sat next to Mr. McCone, the
head of the CIA.
Now, at the end of June or early July, the
President called together the heads of
women's groups of 100,000 or over
membership to discuss ways to make
progress on civil rights. I don't know
why I was invited, except it was perhaps
because I was on the President's
Commisson for Equal Employment
Opportunities In any case, I was
invited, although I'm not the head of
any organization that has large numbers
of members. It was very touching. It
took place in the East Room on a lovely,
bright, hot day. The President came and
described what his civil rights
legislation consisted of, which seemed
to me utterly inocuous really, to an
Easterner who was not a victim of an
encroaching Negro population and it
seemed to me ridiculously simple. And
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