Nation: Bark v. Bite

It seemed at times as though John Birch's name was on the ballot in Wisconsin's Republican primary for Governor. One candidate had the Birch Society's support and was glad of it; the other thought that was terrible, and made the most of it—and the society itself became the main issue. As the votes were counted last week, the man with the Birch backing won.

He was Philip G. ("Buzz") Kuehn, 42, a Milwaukee cold-storage businessman, a former G.O.P. state chairman and a longtime backer of Senator Joe McCarthy. During this year's campaign, Kuehn said he would be proud to be called "Barry...

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