Nation: Resignation & a Race

IOWA The twang was as piercing as ever, but the words were filled with resignation. "I will be 72 next year," said Republican Senator Bourke Blakemore Hickenlooper, "and the people of Iowa are entitled to a vigorous and extensive campaign." With that, the chairman of the G.O.P. Policy Committee last week announced his impending retirement—and set up a hot election for November.

After 24 years on Capital Hill, Hickenlooper became the second veteran Republican in as many weeks to announce that he would not run in '68. Earlier, Kansas' Senator Frank Carlson, 74—who, with Hickenlooper, has been one...

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