NEW YORK: Cloud Nine Stuff

Inaugurating a 49th Governor last week, New York followed old traditions. Behind the rostrum of the state capitol's assembly chamber stood, as usual, the bearskin-topped, bemedaled, paunchy elite of New York City's Old Guard as a Governor's guard of honor. Almost hidden by poinsettias were New York's former Governors, Charles Poletti, three-termer Tom Dewey, outgoing Democrat Averell Harriman. On the capitol lawn gunners manned their howitzers for a 19-gun salute. But no sooner had Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller marched into the chamber to take his oath of office than New Yorkers —and the...

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