Nation: Here Comes Mr. Jordan

"I'll have to change my attitude to my work "

Gone was the easy, Tom and Huck familiarity. At least in public, William Hamilton McWhorter Jordan, 34, would never again be plain old Ham, not even to Press Secretary Jody Powell, the only other man in the White House who has served so long and so closely with Jimmy Carter. Explaining Carter's wishes last week, Powell announced: "The President told the White House staff they should no longer consider Mr. Jordan as their peer and they should consider his directives as the President's own."

Although the appointment of Jordan was greeted with...

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