Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning an exchange of toasts between President Kennedy and President Luis Somoza of Nicaragua at a stag luncheon held in the United States Ambassador's residence in San Jose, Costa Rica. In his remarks President Kennedy compliments the interdependence of Central American countries, and President Somoza describes President Kennedy as a kindred spirit devoted to the improvement of social, political, and economic conditions in Central America. Materials in this folder include memoranda, a draft, and a press copy of the speech, in addition to a dinner menu with handwritten notations by the President.