People, Jul. 26, 1954

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

The Navy let it be known that Richard Milhous Nixon, Lieutenant Commander, U.S.N.R., had been denied promotion to the rank of commander because of insufficient attention to naval homework. The Vice President acknowledged the dereliction and did not even plead that the distraction of official duties had interfered with his best intentions. Later in the week the distraction point was made when Republican Representative Albert P. Morano, writing on behalf of Connecticut's hatmakers, complained that Nixon is too often bareheaded in public appearances. Morano offered to furnish a selection of hats, and...

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