The Campaign: Dodging the Dragon's Tail: The Advance Man's Work

There is no such thing as a spontaneous campaign appearance. Every candidate has his advance men, the harried unsung experts who go from town to town to make as sure as humanly possible that the crowds will be out, the schedule smooth, the publicity favorable. Here is TIME Correspondent Ken Danforth's portrait of one of them:

Kingsley Hopkins Murphy climbed off a plane in Hartford and wearily wondered what perils awaited his boss, Hubert Humphrey, in Connecticut. Murphy had a week to "run the traps," as every advance man should, and his...

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