AEROSPACE: A Lift for Lockheed

"I've never been enthused about a Lockheed bill. I still say that now." Yet when Kentucky's Marlow Cook made that statement last week, he had just cast the vote that broke a 48-48 tie in the Senate and saved Lockheed Aircraft Corp. from financial collapse.

Cook's ambivalence toward a $250 million loan guarantee for the aerospace giant was widely shared on Capitol Hill and contributed to considerable confusion in the lines of battle. Such conservative Republicans as Barry Goldwater and James Buckley, who normally support the Nixon Administration on important questions, opposed...

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