National Affairs: New York

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller cast his vote on the biggest morning of his life in a room stacked with deer heads, moose antlers and stuffed pheasants at Hilltop Engine Co. i Firehouse at Pocantico Hills, N.Y., the village polling place. Rockefeller bought the place some time ago to save it from foreclosure, then let the firemen have it. "How do you feel?" somebody asked. "Great!" said the Rock, 50, and he looked it—chunky, electric, tired but tireless. Way behind entrenched Democrat Averell Harriman at campaign's outset, he was now rated 9 to 5 favorite....

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