Nation: TEES, TIGERS, TITMICE--& A PRESIDENT TOO?

Whether they are running or nonrunning, the top G.O.P. presidential potentials must fight gamely to keep up with their home and hobby life. Remarkably enough, most of them seem to be winning the battle.

Barry Goldwater still putters in his Phoenix saguaro cactus garden, where he has rigged heat lamps that glow automatically whenever freezing temperatures threaten. Nelson Rockefeller steals moments at his hifi, sits fascinated by the Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman bands of the '30s. Dick Nixon thrills to the rough (but losing) play of New York's hockey Rangers. Maggie Smith sits...

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