THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: The Woodsides of Rural Iowa


Ross and lona Woodside last week were listening not only to the alarums of Gerald Ford on Indochina, but also to the first whispers of a tardy spring. It was clear that spring was more welcome. It will soon green the patch of Iowa prairie where they have lived and farmed for 64 years, bring the wild flowers to their slope of black soil with a quiet excitement that will dwarf Ford's perplexing insistence on more war in Southeast Asia.

He is one more President in their lives of 87 and 85 years, 67 of which they have been married....

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