The Leading Contenders to Succeed a Tired Khrushchev

SHARKS, BUREAUCRATS & DARK HORSES

ARRIVING for an inspection trip in Bucharest last week, Nikita Khrushchev seemed weary, listless, and troubled by the heat. Briefly, Khrushchev recovered his remarkable vigor, then sagged again as an aide read one speech and Khrushchev canceled another address entirely. Clearly, at 68, the top man in the Kremlin is beginning to lose his bounce. He is overweight (5 ft. 5 in., almost 200 lbs.) has high blood pressure and a heart condition. According to one rumor, he is receiving injections of water and procaine (better known by the...

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