The Nation: The Fords' Finances

Gerald Ford last week released a personal financial accounting for himself and his wife Betty showing that their net worth had grown by $67,000, to $323,489, since he was nominated for Vice President in October 1973. Most of the rise came from increased valuations of their unmortgaged houses in Alexandria, Va., and Vail, Colo. Their small stockholdings (135 shares of Central Telephone of Illinois and 72 shares of a mutual fund, Stein Roe & Farnham Balanced Fund) have fallen in the past two years, to a value of $3,942. The President holds...