THE ADMINISTRATION: President Ford Averts Another Shake-Up

President Ford

Unusually subdued, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Patrick Moynihan stood last week at the bar in the delegates' lounge at the United Nations building, sipping red Dubonnet on the rocks and glumly sidestepping questions. A few minutes earlier, he had canceled a press conference at which he had intended to announce that he was resigning because of criticism of his don't-tread-on-me style as ambassador. But in a series of frantic, last-minute telephone calls, high Administration officials had persuaded him to postpone his decision and talk over his grievances this week with President Gerald Ford.

By that narrow margin, the Ford Administration...

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