THE ADMINISTRATION: Ford and Congress Reach a Compromise

The economy was the crisis that most worried Americans as Gerald Ford held his tenth press conference as President last week. He opened, however, with an emotional plea for Congress to approve additional military aid to tottering Cambodia. Said Ford: "We want an end to the killing and a negotiated settlement. But there is no hope of success unless the Congress acts quickly to provide the necessary means for Cambodia to survive." But Ford let it be known that he might be willing to settle for less than his original request for $222 million in aid (see THE WORLD).


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