Democrats: Uninvited Guest

"I don't want to bring on trouble," purred Alabama's segregationist Governor George Wallace. "I'm a guest in Maryland." But he wasn't a guest to Maryland's Democratic Senator Daniel Brewster.

Running against Wallace as Lyndon Johnson's proxy in this week's Maryland presidential primary, Brewster called Wallace a "trespasser," a "stumble-bum," and "a dangerous joke." And as for bringing on trouble Wallace's name might as well have been Joe Btfsplk.

Scheduled to speak at Cambridge (pop. 12,500), the Eastern Shore scene of bloody race riots last summer, Wallace was apprehensive. But when he was assured that besides his own small army of bodyguards,...

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