Nation: NIXON'S FIRST SIX MONTHS

RICHARD NIXON'S White House is a controlled, antiseptic place, not unlike the upper tier of a giant corporation. It is staffed by briskly busy young men whose discreet, deliberate, disciplined manner accurately reflects the image of the Boss. The President is seldom seen by the press. The "Beaver Patrol"—the title given to the assistants of Presidential Aide H. R. Haldeman—scurry around with the Nixon orders and the memos signed RN. Working in the oval office, the Lincoln Room, or a new hideaway in the Executive Office Building, Nixon keeps ceremony to a bare...

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