Nation: CONVENTION OF THE LEMMINGS

IN Miami Beach the Republicans strove for harmony and produced monotony. In Chicago this week, the Democrats seemed certain to offer more discord than unity. Their presidential nominating convention shaped up like Combat in civvies. As the contenders battled bitterly over credentials, the platform and seating arrangements, there was a strong possibility that in the armed-camp atmosphere that prevailed outside the International Amphitheatre, police and demonstrators would clash.

The only weak part of the Democratic production may be the climax. Vice President Hubert Humphrey has long been odds-on favorite to win a first-ballot...

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