Illinois: What Upset Ev

For once, Ev Dirksen was speechless. Leaving the first powwow of Illinois' Republican Convention delegates in suburban Chicago last week, he plowed head down through a crowd of newsmen, got into a car and drove off without saying a word.

What so visibly upset Ev was a crude power play, aimed at G.O.P. Gubernatorial Nominee Chuck Percy, by Goldwater forces at the meeting. During his successful primary campaign, Percy pledged himself to vote in San Francisco for the presidential candidate favored by a majority of the Illinois delegation. As of now, Goldwater holds...

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