National Affairs: Missionary at the Mike

The Republican high command took one good hard look at the Democrats' boyish, oratorical keynoter, Idaho Senator Frank Church, 35, and decided that by the time the Republican Convention rolled around it would be time for a change. They set out in search of a keynoter who would be 1) a Midwesterner, 2) with evident maturity and 3) enough stature in foreign affairs to personify a cold-war tough line. Skipping over the heads of the Republican Governors, the G.O.P.'s Convention arrangements committee lighted on one of the most remarkable men in Congress: Minnesota's nine-term Congressman Walter H. Judd, 61.

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