Pg… 4 The China Trip: President Nixon Visits the Land of Mao. Pictures and a Special Report from LIFE Correspondent Hugh Sidey in Peking
Pg… 26 Angry Focus on Busing: A Richmond Judge's Ruling Provokes the Suburbs and Stirs a National Debate. Where the Candidates Stand
Pg… 32 Editorials: The Peking Feast
Pg… 32 Editorials: The People Speak
Pg… 32 Editorials: The Busing Furor
Pg… 34 A Kennedy Trip with a Surprise Ending: The Senator Tours War–Torn Bangladesh, and Nephew Joe's Return Journey is Delayed by a Hijacking
Pg… 36 Make Way for the Clean Machines: Auto Makers Drive for New Engines that Won't Pollute the Air. Illustrations by Barron Storey. Bill Lear and His Steam Cars, by John Frook
Pg… 42 Decline and Fall of the Mafia: As the Big Men Grow Older, the Old–Style Mob World Fades and Dies. By Nicholas Pileggi
Pg… 47 Barnstorming Bard: Writer–Aviator Richard Bach Takes Off with a Book Called "Jonathan Seagull," the Story of a Talking Gull Obsessed with Perfect Flight
Pg… 50 What's New? 10–Year–Old Fashions: A Very Young Designer Makes It in the Fashion World
Pg… 52 Tampa Turns in Its Pushers: Anonymous Informers Use a New Hot Line to Put Heat on Drug Traffickers
Pg… 56 100 Years of Yellowstone: Our First National Park Celebrates Its Centennial. Exploring a Country of Tall Tales, by Don Moser
Pg… 65 Parting Shots: At 91, Jeannette Rankin is the Feminists' New Heroine.
Pg… 65 Parting Shots: The Olympic Hopeful from Prison Ward 6.
Pg… 14–16 Departments: Reviews: Cyclops Reviews Daytime Television
Pg… 14–16 Departments: Reviews: Richard Schickel Reviews "The Hot Rock"
Pg… 14–16 Departments: Reviews: "The Home," a Novel by Penelope Mortimer, is Reviewed by Alison Lurie
Pg… 14–16 Departments: Reviews: Wilfrid Sheed Reviews "The Boys of Summer," a Study of Baseball Players by Roger Kahn
Pg… 20 Departments: 16 Years Ago In 'Life': The Strike that Launched Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Pg… 25 Departments: Letters to the Editors