President Johnson: Hello?
Albert Jackson: Hello? Hi, Mr. President.
President Johnson: Albert, how are you my friend?
Jackson: Oh, just wonderful.
President Johnson: I just want--
Jackson: I feel so much better since last Tuesday, too.1
President Johnson: Well, I just wanted to tell you and Ginny I loved you and I was thinking of you. And I called and you were on your way to Austin the other day.
Jackson: Well, that's fine.
President Johnson: And I missed you down there. And I just wanted to tell how much I appreciate all the hard work you've done. And I know old Bill Clark wished he'd been here to enjoy this. I talked to his boy the other day and--
Jackson: Well, that's fine. Bill--young Billy did a wonderful job.
President Johnson: Did he?
Jackson: Yes, he did.
President Johnson: Well, that's good.
Jackson: He did a wonderful job. Tom [unclear] did a wonderful job. Of course, Bob Cullum and John Stemmons.2 But the one who really kept--aside from some of the people down here--who kept the fire on was Jimmy Aston. When--he did more work on that businessmen deal and trying to really [unclear] them together and keep them together, and he got [unclear] interested in it. It was just a fantastic operation, and Billy was able to keep all the labor boys working in harmony and unison.
President Johnson: Well, that's wonderful. That's wonderful. I just wanted to call you and thank you and tell you I loved you.
Jackson: Well, I appreciate it.
President Johnson: I'll be hearing from you.
Jackson: How are you and [Lady] Bird doing? [Unclear.]
President Johnson: We're just trying to get a little rest. And we've got to go to church in a minute up here at Fredericksburg. And when I got back I went down to John's for a little bit and had supper, but I had a little--I got some new glasses and I got a tooth out that had decayed a little bit and one of the fillings had fallen out and I hadn't done anything about it, so I couldn't eat on one side for about two weeks. So I got it repaired, and I'm doing all right now.
Jackson: Well, that's good. Try to get some rest.
President Johnson: I will, and I'll see you soon.
Jackson: Because we're all mighty happy, and we're happy that for the first time in a long time that Dallas had a part in it, and far as you're concerned, and also getting rid of our good friend Mr. [Bruce] Algers.
President Johnson: OK, my friend. I'm happy, too.
Jackson: Well, thank you much. Bye. Bye.