THE WHITE HOUSE: Betty and Jerry Are at Home

Though they have occupied it less than five months, Gerald and Betty Ford have already thawed the cold formality of the White House. Mrs. Ford hopes to keep it that way, she explained to TIME Correspondent Bonnie Angela.

Throughout the splendid state rooms of the White House last week, 685 guests made themselves at home while their host wandered genially among them. The festive scene was a congressional ball, the first time the entire Congress had been invited to the White House at one time since Lyndon Johnson closed out his term in 1969. There was no Hail to...

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