Elections '72: In Missouri, Kit Against the Caboodle

THE Governor's race in Missouri is a headline writer's ideal of brevity: Dowd v. Bond. But even more, it fascinates political editors, who wonder whether a young, rich, handsome, Establishment-educated reformer can defeat an entrenched Democratic machine that has held the governorship since 1944. Chances are that he might, judging from campaign performances so far by Christopher ("Kit") Bond, 33.

Bond has family wealth and other advantages: he is Deerfield-Princeton-University of Virginia, but he speaks with a noticeable Missouri twang. Wife Carolyn, a slim brunette with a Phi Beta Kappa key and a...

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