Nation: Getting Ready for M-Day

ON top of all his other problems, President Nixon was finding a remark he had made at his press conference the week before coming back to haunt him. He would not, he had insisted, "be affected whatever" by antiwar protests like the Moratorium Day activities planned for Oct. 15. More than any of the newspaper ads placed by the day's organizers, that defiant —some would say contemptuous—stand galvanized much of the nation's factional peace movement. Some 1,500 letters of support and more than $1,000 descended daily on the confused but jubilant Viet Nam...

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