Nation: Jack the Giant Killer

A chub-faced little man—one who likes to kick off his shoes and relax when he sits down to talk—went to Washington last week. He was John Goodwin Tower, 35, Republican winner of the Texas Senate seat long held by Democrat Lyndon Johnson (TIME, June 2). And for all his 5 ft. 5 in.. Tower loomed high in G.O.P. eyes.

More than 100 Republican leaders turned out at the airport for a whooping welcome. Arizona's Senator Barry Goldwater pumped his hand. Republican National Committee Chairman Thruston Morton slapped his back. Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen...

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