Nation: The Computerized Army

First, there is a neat, pink, numbered card that allows visitors to enter. Then there are receptionists to make sure that strangers do not stray into just any of the 250 rooms in Washington's financially troubled Willard Hotel, which has been taken over by United Citizens for Nixon-Agnew. Finally, there is a typical Nixon executive—cool, nononsense, briskly with it.

Anyone who still had doubts about the legendary efficiency of Richard Nixon's campaign organization, reports TIME Correspondent Lansing Lamont, would lose them after glimpsing the operation at the Willard. Compared with the one-floor warren...

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