When South Viet Nam President Nguyen Van Thieu arrived at San Clemente, Calif., last week, he was warmly greeted with VIP pomp and red-carpet ceremony, including a 21-gun salute. He and President Nixon traded speeches and smiles as 500 Nixon neighbors cheered and waved miniature South Vietnamese and American flags supplied by White House aides. After a two-day meeting with the President, Thieu and his 70 aides and bodyguards flew to Washington, where he embarked on an even more elaborate round of events. A formal dinner with Vice President Agnew as host...

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