President Makes NE Tour Today

President Johnson brings his campaign to New England for the first time today, with an airplane tour that includes visits to traditional Republican strongholds.

He will begin the day with an address at the 200th anniversary convocation of Brown University in Providence, R.I., and then proceed to Hartford, Conn., where he will speak from the steps of the Hartford Times.

In Burlington, Vt., he is scheduled to speak to an airport rally this afternoon and will then fly to Portland, Me., for a talk from the City Hall steps. His final speech of the day will be to a dinner meeting of the Weekly Newspaper Editors Association of New Hampshire in Manchester.

The President may conclude the day with a visit to the beside of recovering Sen. Edward M. Kennedy '54 (D-Mass.) in Boston. Kennedy suffered a broken back in an airplane crash early in the summer.