presses in around us!
Graham faded and
President Johnson came on, telling about a letter he had received from a woman
whose son had died in Vietnam. From his first words—"In these troubled
times"—the group found the President vastly amusing.
Johnson," Saxon said with a wide grin.
sustained by much more than my own prayer," the President said.
"em!" Saxon said as someone giggled.
read the letter that ended "So we asked God to bless you and your little
President!" Saxon said.
When the newscast
ended, Clay announced: " Elijah Muhammad been saying 1966 will be the
end," as though the program Newsnight had confirmed that the final year was
at hand. "Years ago he was saying the same thing. Thirty years ago."
Clay mumbled aloud about the President for a few seconds, but all I could make
out clearly was, "I wonder if he had me on." Stars in My Crown, a homey
movie about a southern preacher, came to the screen, but it did not suit the
champion's taste. "C'mon," he said brusquely to the mystery girl in the
corner, "we goin' fo' a walk."