THE CAMPAIGN: Tough as Boiled Owls

The West Virginia primary campaign highballed into its final week like a Norfolk & Western coal train whistling across a trestle. Both candidates were on the ragged edge of exhaustion. Hubert Humphrey, rolling through the Alleghenies in his Scenicruiser bus, grabbed sleep in fitful catnaps between stops in coal-mining camps and mountaineer hamlets. Jack Kennedy virtually lost his voice, but doggedly kept up the campaign with weary smiles while his aides read his speeches for him.

Kennedy's camp was plunged in gloom: all the portents indicated a Humphrey victory next week. "Things aren't as bad...

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