POLITICS: The Freeze.

Politics reared up unexpectedly at Vice President Nixon's homecoming last week. In the crowd of 3,500 that greeted him at the airport, not a single high-name Democrat was in sight. When Nixon got to the Senate chamber to take up his post as presiding officer. Republicans stood up and applauded, but the Democrats present, including Texas' Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson, remained seated and silent.

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