National Affairs: Choice in Minnesota

Through the streets of Rochester, Minn, to the jampacked Mayo Civic Auditorium rolled an eight-car motorcade and four-piece band complete with a noisy sousaphone. It was Minnesota's Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party convention, and for the first time in years there were signs of polite dissension inside U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey's and Governor Orville Freeman's tight-knit organization as the D.F.L. settled back to choose a candidate to run for Eisenhower Republican Ed Thye's Senate seat. The contenders: St. Paul's Eugene McCarthy, 42, onetime St. John's University economics and education professor and five-term Congressman with one...

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