Nation: Ford's Future?

Michigan's Gerald Ford has worked hard as the House Republican leader ever since he upset Indiana's garrulous Charlie Halleck for the job in January. But Ford has been edged out of the headlines consistently by such veteran press performers as his own Senate G.O.P. counterpart, Everett Dirksen, and the master of them all, Lyndon Johnson. Last week Ford got some notable newsprint at last—thanks, ironically, to the President himself.

It wasn't all that flattering to begin with. Ford found himself being called by reporters, who told him that he had been denounced by Johnson...

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