Nation: Louisville Goes Republican

In Louisville, where Democrats had controlled the city government for 28 years, Republicans reinvoked an old slogan: "It's time for a change." As it happened, it worked. Last week, over the opposition of the Louisville Courier-Journal and despite a lopsided Democratic registration superiority, the voters in Kentucky's largest city (pop. 390,639) elected Republican William O. Cowger, 39, as mayor, his first political office, and gave the G.O.P. a sweep of the board of aldermen.

Labor leaders were impressed by Cowger's flat condemnation of right-to-work proposals. Negroes (some 15,000 of whom voted) disliked the Democratic regime's opposition to forced integration of eating places,...

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