Nation: A More Substantial Somebody

Because Richard Nixon is becoming an ever more substantial somebody, there was some movement toward his camp from other factions of the G.O.P. Alaska Governor Walter Hickel, who has described himself as a Rockefeller Republican, accepted the Western states' co-chairmanship of the Nixon organization. Massachusetts Representative Bradford Morse, a founder of the liberal Republican Wednesday Group, said he, too, was enlisting. "This idea that Nixon is a Goldwater conservative is ridiculous," said Morse. "Nixon is a moderate." In Minnesota, where Rockefeller was previously regarded as relatively strong, G.O.P. Chairman George Thiss predicted that Nixon now would carry most of...