Environment: Wally Hickel Revisited

When Richard Nixon travels to Anchorage, Alaska, whom would he pick to mount a reception for him? Why, naturally, his former Secretary of the Interior. So Wally Hickel happily agreed to throw open his house to Nixon and entourage for a gala party featuring pate of moose.

The last time the two men saw each other was a far less convivial occasion in the White House on Nov. 25, 1970. The President looked across the Oval Room and said: "Wally, you're a strong man, and I'd like to be just as strong when I tell you what I'm going to tell...

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