POLITICAL NOTES: The Man Who Wasn't There

Almost any audience larger than a twosome has an attraction for California's Governor Goodwin Jess Knight, who travels tirelessly around the state with his big right hand ready for the shake and his vocal cords for the speech. But last week "Goody" Knight conspicuously stayed away from a banner Republican gathering in Southern California. Reason: the guest of honor was Vice President Richard Nixon, a fellow Californian whose hand Governor Knight prefers not to shake.

Nice & Busy. The differences between Knight and Nixon are both personal and political. Some Californians trace open signs of ill will...

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