WHITE HOUSE: Nixon's Lawyers

Throughout his third week at the Western White House, Richard Nixon made a noticeable effort to conduct business as usual. He conferred with China's representative to the U.S., Huang Chen, in what was presumably an effort to solicit Peking's help in bringing about a negotiated truce in Cambodia (see THE WORLD). In a garden ceremony, he swore in James R. Schlesinger as Secretary of Defense. He chatted with Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, the pioneer Houston heart surgeon, about Soviet-American relations. The White House said that the President was interested in hearing DeBakey's...

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