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I shall do that.
In the midst of the meeting, there was a small
commotion while Elizabeth Carpenter got to me over a number of
other people and said, in a loud whisper, “The President wants
you right away.”
I had an appointment with the President at 5.30,
and I had hoped to see him with Mrs. Johnson, in order to talk
to him about several matters, but I saw I would have to leave the
meeting, which was very disappointing to me because I knew I would
never get back to hear what the other people said.
I left, and as soon as I got to the President's
outer office, he was busy on the phone and I rested for at least
half an hour on a chair while he was talking to somebody else.
I finally saw him, and he seemed to be under great pressure. I
said at once, “What are you going to do about reappointment of
the Surgeon-General?” He said to me, “I promised Lister Hill
to reappoint Luther Terry.” I said, “For a full term?” And he
said, “Yes, what's the use of reappointing anyone for less than
a full term?” I said, “It's too bad, because he really isn't
very energetic.” And he said, “He seems energetic enough to me.
I just saw him on television.”
Well, I realized there was nothing further I could
do about it, so I took up the next subect.
Is he Senator Hill's man?
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