POLITICAL NOTES: The Spin of the Wheel

Just before the Senate adjourned last week, Majority Leader Bill Knowland rose at his desk to speak warm words of praise and commendation for the presiding officer of the Senate, Vice President Richard Nixon. Facing each other thus, from the pinnacles of the Eisenhower Administration, the two young Californians (Nixon, 40; Knowland, 45) were a sharp reminder of the breathtaking fortunes of politics. At the adjournment of the last Congress Knowland was the senior and Nixon the junior Senator from California. In the spin of a year their evident talents and a...

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