THE SENATE: A Hero Steps Down

It was not that Sam Ervin was tired, though he has been working harder than ever. Nor did he have any doubts of being able to whip the younger men who have an eye on the Senate seat that he has occupied for nearly 20 years. It was simply that at 77 he felt that he was too old to carry on. Last week he phrased his announcement that he will not stand for re-election next November in those by now familiar rolling cadences—a little of Virgil, a little of Shakespeare, a little of Sam. "Since time takes a constantly...

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