Republicans: Pen Pal for Dean

However tattered Barry Goldwater's influence may be in the Republican Party, he put every shred of it on the line last week to save his beleaguered national chairman, Dean Burch.

In an extraordinary two-page letter to each of the 132 Republican National Committee members who will meet in Chicago on Jan. 22 to vote on Burch's future, Barry proved that he, at least, still had a powerful faith in his cause. "I feel the removal of Dean Burch now would be a repudiation of a great segment of our party and a repudiation of me," wrote Goldwater, "and in this sense...

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