Nation: DEMOCRATS: The Penultimate Round

IN the penultimate week before the opening of the Democratic Convention, Hubert Humphrey was glancing ahead, behind and sideways at the dangers besetting him.

Ahead lay Chicago, where the divided party faces explosive demonstrations outside the convention hall and bitter factional warfare within. From be hind came the clamorous forces of Eugene McCarthy, flanked by a much smaller band of partisans for South Dakota's Senator George McGovern.

From the party's Southern conservative wing emerged Lester Maddox, who waited until last week to join the field. In his nationally televised announcement, the former fried-chicken...

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