Despite his preoccupation with the civil rights debate in the Senate, Republican Minority Leader Bill Knowland took a moment off last week to announce that he is booked after session's end for 45 speeches in his home state of California. Will this be just a typical Senator's typical off-duty sojourn into the arms of his constituents? Clearly, no; this was Bill Knowland's quiet way of erasing virtually all doubt that he will be shooting for Governor Goodwin J. Knight's job in 1958.

In California, "Goodie" Knight and his liberal Republican administration now...

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