THE CAPITAL: Celebration in Washington

RICHARD NIXON will be the smiling star in the most satisfying event in his long political career, but Washington itself will be the centerpiece of the Inaugural weekend. The two-mile-long mall from the Lincoln Memorial to Capitol Hill has been cleared of temporary buildings for the first time in 50 years. The bureaucratic mastodons along Constitution Avenue and the restored old homes around Lafayette Square stand as handsome pieces of scenery in the quadrennial drama. Washington has never been more impressive.

To help out-of-town visitors, including scores of Nixon relatives, find their...

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