NEW YORK: Abzug: Rage and Asphalt Glamor

For Bella Savitzky Abzug, there are two New Yorks. Her mayoral candidacy evokes responses from cool to hostile among those most influential and sophisticated in city affairs. Businessmen feather, and so do civil service union leaders. The three daily newspapers will support one or another of her six opponents for the Democratic nomination. Most party sachems are lining up behind either Incumbent Abraham Beame or Governor Hugh Carey's choice, New York Secretary of State Mario Cuomo. Yet if the vote were held now, the other New York would choose Bella. TIME Bureau...

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