GERALD R. FORD assumes an office that is much more than President of the United States, monumental in itself. He is now, in effect, Chief Executive of much of the civilized world. This planet's problems are now his to wrestle with. With Watergate hopefully behind, Mr. Ford now confronts much deeper and more complex issues - the world economy, the growing specter of global food shortages, and rifts and tensions within the Western alliance. The over 130 nations of the world, indeed, have problems. And representatives of these nations often seek solutions to their problems from the man who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Washington, D.C. That's why "trouble at the top" in America means confusion and disorder for much of the rest of the world.
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