People: Jul. 28, 1967

There must have been a gap of at least ten seconds between Pediatrician Dr. Benjamin M. Specie's announcement of his possible presidential candidacy and the beginning of the jokes—like how he would turn the Pentagon into the Triangle and replace the rifle with the burp gun. Increasingly active as a speaker and marcher against U.S. involvement in Viet Nam, and co-chairman of the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, the Great Pacifier told a press conference in Washington that SANE in 1968 "will energetically support" an antiwar candidate, even if he has...

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