New York: Speaker Stumbles

Sleek, sonorous Joseph F. Carlino. 44.

G.O.P. boss of booming Nassau County and Speaker of the New York state assembly, was a leading aspirant to succeed Nelson Rockefeller as Governor some day.

Of the current crop of New York Republicans, Carlino had shot up farther and faster than anyone but Rocky himself.

But last week ambitious Joe Carlino was fighting for his political life. Appearing before the assembly's Committee on Ethics and Guidance, he defended himself against conflict-of-interest charges that he had had an interest in an atom-shelter firm that stood to profit from...

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