WHITE HOUSE: At Play in the Dallas Alps

Wearing a jaunty red-white-and-blue stocking cap, the big man schussed down the mountain trail and snow-plowed expertly to a stop. His cheeks were ruddy, his eyelashes and thick eyebrows frosted white by the —12° cold, and his grin could not have been broader. The skiing, exclaimed Gerald Ford, was "super!"

Day after day last week, the President was out on the slopes high above the winter resort of Vail, Colo. For the most strenuously physical man to occupy the White House since Teddy Roosevelt, the exercise was pure tonic. The setting, however, was...

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