POLITICS: The High Road

Clouds of grey smoke rose from hot-fat cookers on the floodlit high-school football field in Rochester, Ind. (pop. 5,000) as "Charley Halleck Day" sizzled to a close with an old-fashioned fish fry. Heading the well-wishers of Republican House Leader Halleck on his silver anniversary in Congress was touring Vice President Richard M. Nixon. At the flag-draped rostrum, facing 15,000 Hoosiers brimful of yellow perch and Republican politics, Nixon, after saluting Halleck, the crowd and the perch, said: "Now, I want to relate the international situation to this meeting we're having in Indiana." That relationship never became completely clear, but Nixon's...

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