National Affairs: Swallowing Hard

Just as they were buckling down to make do with Ohio's lackluster Governor C. (for Nothing) William O'Neill as their candidate for re-election in November—having rejected such a stalwart as onetime (1954-57) U.S. Senator George H. Bender —Ohio Republicans last week got a jolt. Doctors announced that Bill O'Neill, 41, had suffered a mild coronary thrombosis while dedicating a Dayton psychiatric hospital fortnight ago.

From his hospital bed in the governor's mansion, O'Neill sent word that he would be up and around in three weeks, would soon be ready to campaign. Said he:...

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