Nation: In the Thick of It

While Johnson hovered above the battle, Barry Goldwater plunged right into the thick of it last week with a four-day, 4,350-mile swing through seven Western and Midwestern states. Speaking from a makeshift platform over second base in Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium, from a mule-drawn buckboard in Sacramento, and from the stump of a 6-ft.-thick Douglas fir in Eugene, Ore., Barry stayed on the offensive with slashing vigor.

Welfare v. Crime. Once in a while he indulged in campaign high jinks, such as in Oregon, Ill., where he waggled a pair of corncobs behind Wife...

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