Nation: The Ev & Barry Show

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His tangled white curls were damp with perspiration; his face was pale. The pouches beneath his eyes were dark; his voice was hoarse but strong. "Too long have we ridden the grey ghost of me-tooism," he said. "When the roll is called, I shall cast my vote for Barry Goldwater!"

So spoke Ev Dirksen at suburban Chicago's O'Hare Inn, where the 58-member Illinois delegation to the Republican National Convention met in caucus. Goldwater backers burst into wild applause, followed quickly with a roll call that produced 48 diamond-hard convention votes for Barry;...

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