The Nation: A Bigger but Cheaper Bash

Those inaugural balls will be known simply as "parties." Party goers will be admitted for under $25, instead of paying up to $1,000. Most of the parade route will be open to the public, free of charge; the usual tickets, at as much as $50, will not be required. When he is sworn in as President, Jimmy Carter will wear a dark business suit rather than a formal cutaway.

Those are just some of the ideas already adopted by a team of Inauguration planners headed by Washington Attorney Bardyl R. Tirana, 38, a Carter campaign aide. The object is to make the...

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