Nation: Go-Day

In 21 cities one night last week, 25,000 rank-and-file Republicans paid $100 each to eat mediocre meals in various halls and hotels while G.O.P. officials, candidates and would-be candidates orated to them over closed-circuit television. Billed as "Go-Day Rallies," the round-robin affairs rallied more than enough money to wipe out the Republican National Committee's $225,000 deficit left over from past campaigns, and gave party workers a chance to watch their standard-bearers at work.

Dwight Eisenhower spoke from Detroit, Nelson Rockefeller from Los Angeles, George Romney from Washington, William Scranton from Indianapolis, Barry Goldwater from Pittsburgh, and Richard Nixon from New York City....

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