The Press: Climate: Chilly

Into the green-carpeted Petroleum Club lounge of the Northern Hotel in Billings, Mont. last week popped the Republican candidate for U.S. President. Then, with the group of newsmen accompanying him on the campaign trail, Richard M. Nixon opened the kind of informal press conference (no direct quotation allowed) that was once a standard Nixon campaign instrument. Although they had been complaining bitterly about the rarity of such occasions in recent months, most of the traveling newsmen largely ignored the visitor, leaving the Vice President to get along with local reporters.

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