THE ADMINISTRATION: Rocky and Rummy: Getting Organized

Through most of his young Administration, Gerald Ford has sometimes seemed like a mechanic trying to assemble a complicated gadget by using some new parts and a few old ones. Yet crucial elements turn up missing. Firm policies have been in short supply, timely decisions difficult to make, and a new White House organization to suit the new boss slow in building.

Last week, however, White House Staff Chief Donald Rumsfeld observed: "I think the President has put his house in order." Events seemed to support that judgment. Ford returned from a conference...

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