October 25, 1966

The White House Date October 25, 1966
President Lyndon B. Johnson Day Wednesday
Daily Diary
The President began his day  at: Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippine Islands
Time Telephone (f or t) Activity (include visited by)
In Out
12:06a t Mary Slater
8:00a Awake —
Breakfasted on scrambled eggs, two pieces of bacon, toast, melon balls and hot tea
Staff in
Jake Jacobsen, Marvin Watson
Harry McPherson, Walt Rostow
9:48a t Bill Moyers
10:47a Depart Manila Hotel
10:55a 7:34p Malacanang Palace
7:58p Returned to suite and changed into a native shirt –for visit to Palace– and Barrio Fiesta
8:31p Departed Manila Hotel via motorcade
Riding w/ the President — Mrs. Johnson, MF, YB, and Paul Glynn
His Excellency Benjamin R. Romualdez, Amb. of the Philippines
8:36p 11:41p Malacanang Palace
11:47p Arrive Manila Hotel

October 24, 1966

The White House Date October 24 1966
President Lyndon B. Johnson Day Monday
Daily Diary
The President began his day  at: Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippine Islands
Time Telephone (f or t) Activity (include visited by)
In Out 12:07a t Mary Slater
7:02 f Bill Moyers
7:04 t Bill Moyers
7:00 AM The President awakened and gotup and shaved immediately. He then had breakfast of chipped beef, melon balls, and tea. (The President was alone in his room this morning, Mrs. Johnson did not join him. At about 8:00a Jake Jacobsen came to the President’s suite. He did not go into the President’s room because the President was asleep –he was reading the papers, and had fallen asleep. Paul Glynn and Jake Jacobsen lt him sleep until about 8:25a. Then Paul waked the President, and the President asked for Jake and Marvin. They went into his room. Marvin Watson showed the President some Lady Hamilton watches, cigarette case with seal (small and large) and then went over a little bit of the President’s schedule for today with him. The President told Marvin Watson he would have Bill Moyers in tonight with the foreign correspondents in his suite at about 7:00p for drinks and a briefing. And, Mrs. Johnson had agreed to meet with the Thai group in the suite, and he might drop by to see them also. The President seemed rather tired –a peaceful tired– a calmness about him. Paul Glynn: mf
8:41a The President departed his suite with Mrs. Johnson for Congress of the Philippines Building.
8:43 Depart Manila Hotel
8:56 10:08a Congressional Building
4:37p REMARKS at Manila Summit Conference, Malacanang Palace (per Bill Moyers’ briefing using extensive qotes) –carried almost verbatim in Manila newspapers
10:03a 6:08p Malacanang Palace
6:18p Returned to suite, stopped in room 407where Juanita, mary esther, yb and mf were looking at native crafts. The President looked around the room, and asked mjdr about some paintings. He said he liked the one of the farmer and rooster which was over his bed. He then went to his room, and called for mjdr to come in.
To bedroom.
Lying on bed and watching television while talking on the phone —
Talked to Mary S about getting dresses for his girls for tomorrow’s fiesta —
7:07p t Walt Rostow
7:13p t Walt Rostow
7:25p 8:40p Bill Moyers, Walt Rostow, Bob Fleming, Leonard Marks w/ foreign correspondents:
Francis Lara, Agence France Press
Pat Heffernan, Reuters
Stewart Hensely, UPI
John Hightower, AP
Ralph Champion, London Daily Mirror
Vincent Ryder, London Daily Telegraph
Jacque Francillon, Le Figaro
Kina Kawamura
Jack Brooks, Vancouver Sun
Lothar Loewe, German radio and television
Hans Westerman, West German radio and television
After the newsmen left, Leonard Marks stayed behind for a short visit w/ the President.
9:45p DINNER w/ Marvin Watson, Jake Jacobsen
Mary Slater, Mary Esther Garner, Yolanda Boozer, mf
During dinner the President –visibly tired– talked of small things. He inquired about churchgoing activities yesterday. He talked about the hard work Secret Service was doing, saying he hoped they would get some rest because he really saw them take the punishment. He talked about High Sidey’s column in the latest issue of LIFE concerning the President’s talking to a group of newsmen before his last press conference, and suggested that Bill correct Sidey, since records show that the President did not talk to the newsmen before the conferece as Sidey suggested.
10:30p To the bedroom w/ MW and JJ
a rub by Wes King — and retired at 12:00 midnight
The President today signed a birthday letter to Amb Blair and had it delivered to the Ambassador w/ a pair of gold cufflinks.
11:18p t Bill Moyers