ELECTIONS: Good Weather for Nye

On the night before election day it rained 3.07 inches in Crosby, North Dakota. Next day rain still fell. In many a western county, where North Dakota farmers were isolated by impassable mud, no vote was cast. This was the best possible weather for Gerald P. Nye, the slickest isolationist in the U.S. Senate. .

In last week's three-cornered Republican primary, Gerald Nye put up the toughest fight of his 18-year career to hold his Senate seat (TIME, June 19). Among city voters, his strongest competition was able Lynn U. Stambaugh, international-minded Fargo...

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