THE PRESIDENT: Under Guard, but Still on the Road

Gerald Ford is a courageous and stubborn man who resents any attempt to intimidate him. So despite the two attempts upon his life within 17 days, the President once again left the secure confines of the White House to tour the U.S. "I can only say that two-way communication with my friends and fellow Americans is for me an essential part of doing the job properly," he told an audience in Chicago. "I intend to keep my communications open, not in any foolhardy spirit, but by every prudent and practical means."

Despite Ford's genuine desire to meet his countrymen, the...

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