Exchange With Reporters in Vail, Colorado.
REPORTER. Mr. President, do you have any New Year's wishes?
THE PRESIDENT. Well, I certainly want all Americans and all people throughout the world to have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year, and I believe the opportunities are there that they will. And if we all pray and work, I think we can have that health and happiness and prosperity.
Q. Mr. President, did you make any personal resolutions for the New Year?
THE PRESIDENT. Yes, but I don't reveal them. Well, I think I have said what I really hope, that not only the people here in the United States but people throughout the world will have a wonderful New Year, and I think they will.
Q. Do you think the snow is an omen for a good New Year?
THE PRESIDENT. Well, every time I ski with Russ Ward1 we get good snow.
Q. Thank you, Mr. President.
THE PRESIDENT. Good. It's nice to see you all.
1 NBC News reporter.
Note: The exchange began at 11 a.m. at Chalriift 6.
Gerald R. Ford, Exchange With Reporters in Vail, Colorado. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/257737