Republicans: A Delicate Business

As the star of a Republican gathering in Hastings, Neb., Illinois' junior Senator, Charles Percy, made the expectable gibes at Bobby Kennedy and the familiar pleas for party unity. Though he is a liberal on most issues, and at 47 a symbol of the G.O.P.'s rising generation, Percy heaped praise on Nebraska's venerable conservative Senators, Carl Curtis and Roman Hruska—with whom he had just parted company over ratification of the Soviet consular treaty. "I've learned a lot by listening to them," professed Percy. "Even when we don't vote together, we walk out...

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