Nation: Within Reach

Oklahoma's registered Democrats outnumber Republicans better than 4 to 1, but the voters twice went big for Eisenhower, and in 1960 they gave Richard Nixon 533,000 votes to John Kennedy's 370,000. This year there is a strong chance that the state will elect the first Republican Governor in its history, and maybe even a G.O.P. Senator.

Greybeards. Many Oklahomans think that if the elections were held now, the new Governor would be Henry Bellmon, 41, a big (230 HDS., 6 ft. 2 in.) ex-marine lieutenant who neither smokes nor drinks, but just raises cattle,...

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