The Nation: Jack Ford: 'My Turn to Sacrifice'

Once again Gerald Ford found himself obliged to defend his family's candor. This time the reason was the frank admission by his middle son Jack, 23, during an interview with the Portland Oregonian, that he has smoked marijuana. While careful to note that he "disapproved, " President Ford in his press conference last week insisted that he found his son's honesty a "very fine trait. "TIME Washington Correspondent Bonnie Angelo filed this report:

If the President had some private misgivings about his son's public honesty, Jack did not. He has told friends that he...

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