Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, Arthur Goldberg
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Truman's side of the conversation is difficult to hear.
President Johnson: Mr. President?
Harry Truman: Yes, Mr. President.
President Johnson: How you feeling?
Truman: Well, I’m feeling pretty good, and I hope you are.
President Johnson: Oh, I’m just catching hell, you know, from daylight to dark, and I can’t find anybody that ever says anything good about me. But I guess that’s what's—that goes with the job. Doesn’t that go with the job?
Truman: You’re talking to [unclear].
President Johnson: [laughs] How early do you get up in the morning?
Truman: Oh, about 5:00 [A.M.].
President Johnson: I thought I might invite myself out to see you. I’ve got to make a Democratic speech here Thursday and go to San Francisco to the United Nations, and I remembered how much you did for them and how you saved them in Korea and everything else. And I thought that I would, after I get through that Democratic speech Thursday night, that I would just fly out to Kansas City and stay all night, get a little tourist [motor] court there close to the airport. And if you would and could and felt like it, and it didn’t get you up too early, [unclear comment by Truman] come down and have breakfast with me about 7:00 [A.M.]. They want me to take off about 8:30 [A.M.].
Truman: I’ll be there at 7:00 [A.M.] [unclear].
President Johnson: All right. Now, that’s Friday morning. And I’ll have my secretary call your secretary.
Truman: That's at the Meuhlbach Hotel?
President Johnson: Well, I thought I would try to get a place as close to the airport as I could. They—
Truman: That's about the closest that you can get.
President Johnson: All right.
Truman: It's the best hotel.
President Johnson: All right. Is there—there’s a motor court there that’s pretty good close to the airport, but I’ll check it, and I’ll have them call you back.
Truman: I think you'd be better at the Meuhlbach Hotel.
President Johnson: OK. All right.
Truman: That’s my honest opinion.
President Johnson: All right. We’ll see you there at 7:00 [A.M.].
Truman: 7:00 on Friday.
President Johnson: OK.
Truman: I’ll be there.
President Johnson: Thank you.
President Johnson: Give my love to Mrs. Truman.
Truman: All right.
President Johnson: Here’s a friend of yours that wants to say hello to you, the Supreme Court Justice.
Truman: Oh, all right.
Arthur Goldberg∇: Mr. President?
Goldberg: This is Arthur Goldberg.
Truman: Well, how are you?
Goldberg: How are you, Mr. President?
Truman: Well, I’m all right.
Goldberg: Well, you sound fine.
Truman: Good job.
Goldberg: Do you feel peppy enough to seize the steel industry again if they act up against the President here?
Truman: I’ll do anything that the President wants me to do.
Goldberg: OK. Stay well, and say hello to Mrs. Truman, will you?
Truman: I’ll sure do it.
Goldberg: Yes nice to talk to you. Bye.