POLITICAL NOTES: California Climax

(See front cover) California is a phenomenon as well as a state. Its soil rises to the highest point in the 48 United States (Mt. Whitney, 14,496 ft.), sinks to the continent's deepest dimple (Death Valley, —276 ft.). In the fragrant gloom of Sequoia National Park indigenously grow some of the world's hugest trees; yet most Californians rest under the shade of the transplanted Australian eucalyptus. Across the State's deserts, prospectors still ride dusty, neat-footed burros, while at Santa Monica mechanics in the Douglas plant build some of the world's fastest passenger...

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