Even in the heat of a political campaign, most Californians agree, U.S. Senator Thomas Henry Kuchel (rhymes with treacle) is a nice guy. Affable, earnest, courteous-Tommy Kuchel is all of those and more. Last week the principal reason for Dwight Eisenhower's trip to Los Angeles lend a needed helping hand to Kuchel's re-election campaign. Yet, after Ike landed, Nice Guy Kuchel was so nice that he let another Republican, ebullient, shoulder-thumping Governor Goodwin J. Knight, elbow him out of the limelight.

On the ride from the airport to Ike's Beverly Hills...

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