Political Notes: Soapy & Some Others

"Boy!" exulted a Democratic legislator. "It's just like old times!" There in the capitol at Lansing, sporting his familiar green, polka-dot bow tie and pumping hands all around, stood G. Mennen Williams, looking for all the world as if Michigan were Mennenland again. Greyer and not quite so well packaged as when he left the governor ship in 1960 after six straight terms, gangling Soapy Williams had come back to campaign for the U.S. Senate.

His reappearance after five years as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs came only days after ailing Democratic Senator Patrick McNamara, 71,...

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