NEW YORK: The Wooing of Wagner

Perhaps it is hard to tell the players without a program at Yankee Stadium, but in this year's New York City mayoralty contest identifying the players is no problem. Most are familiar old pros, sweaty and dust-grimed from years of trying to make saves in right or left field. It is hard to tell, however, which team they are on. Last week two men who have often been on opposite sides—Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Alex Rose, the state's Liberal Party chieftain—joined to announce that they had agreed on who should be the next mayor. Their stated purpose was...

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