Democrats: Dissidents' Dilemma

In Portland, Ore., the building that once housed the headquarters of Eu gene McCarthy's volunteers is now the campaign headquarters for Nixon and Agnew. Directly across the street is the Humphrey-Muskie headquarters, a 70-foot walk for any dispossessed McCarthyites in search of a cause. But last week, in Portland and across the na tion, few were taking the stroll.

Their reluctance to make it rattled Hubert Humphrey, who invoked his 20-year friendship with Gene McCarthy to ask once again for his support. "It is inconceivable to me that we wouldn't be together...

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