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THE NEW YORK TIMES, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1963.
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ADOLPH S, OCHS, Publisher 1896-1935
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Cousin Richard Wins
Richard 8. Aldrich is winner of the New York
County Republican organization’s designation to
be Councilman at Large from Manhattan despite
the handicap that he has lived out of this coun-
try during most of the last decade. Thus his
opportunity has presumably been curtailed for
close acquaintance with party workers on ,the
precinct level and for intimate knowledge of the
problems of city government.
He has surmounted these obstacles. A char-
acter reference offered a few days ago may
have been helpful. “He is my cousin and I think
very highly of him,” said Governor Rockefeller.
Tne Governor was careful to point out that he
was “not promoting Mr. Aldrich’s candidacy.”
But something turned the tide.
Governor Rockefeller’s interest in Republican
candidates for New York City office has lacked
constancy. If he has any candidates in the other
four counties for Councilman at Large, he has
kept it a dark secret from the public.
Disappointed in his expectation that Manhat-
tan Republicans would have a “free and open”
unbossed convention, Mr. Aldrich's nearest rival,
Richard Lewisohn, threatens a primary contest.
He is “strongly favored” by Representative John
V. Lindsay. Some would see in such a primary
race a kind of popularity test between Rocke-
feller and Lindsay. Mr. Lewisohn, a business
man, has been trying to overcome the dis-
advantage of being a non-cousin of the Governor
by attending City Council meetings, working in
civic agencies and otherwise preparing to be a
councilman. The Republican county committee
apparently took a dim view of this naive, busi-
nesslike approach to public office.
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