Nation: Now What?

Though Adam Clayton Powell's campaign manager waited 90 minutes after the polls closed to claim victory, he need hardly have been so circumspect. Powell's re-election last week to the House seat from which he had been excluded in March was a foregone conclusion; the only question was how large his vote would be. As it happened, he beat two non-campaigning nonentities by a lopsided margin of nearly 7 to 1. But the results hardly seemed to bear out tales of uncontrollable rage among Negroes at Powell's treatment in Washington. Only 32,418 of Harlem's 126,-529 registered voters bothered to go to...

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