REPUBLICANS: New Man's First Week

Egged on by an enterprising photographer, a slim blonde airlines clerk walked hesitantly toward New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller, holding up a small toy elephant for his autograph. In the midst of a smile and a wave as he left his Convair at Chicago's Midway Airport, Rocky suddenly froze when he saw her. Throwing up a defensive hand and moving away, he brusquely set the tone of an uncertain week: "I'd not like to stress anything political. I'm sorry."

Officially, Rockefeller was in Chicago to attend a Governors' Conference committee meeting on...

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