National Affairs: Goody, Goody

California's Newlywed Governor Goodwin ("Goody") Knight interrupted his yachting honeymoon to attend the annual meeting of the state Republican central committee at Sacramento. When the convention ended last week, Goody went back to his bride, but the honeymoon, if any, in the California G.O.P. was over for good.

Ever since 1952 there has been uneasy quiet in the state organization. A contest for power in 1956 between the backers of Vice President Richard Nixon and the supporters of Senator William Knowland seemed to be building up. Governor Knight, who never got much help from the old Bill Knowland-Earl Warren alliance, was expected...

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