REPUBLICANS: Westward Ho!

Richard Nixon was already off and running. Having vowed to campaign in all of the 50 states, he started with the farthest first. After a strategy meeting in Newport, R.I. with vacationing President Eisenhower and Running Mate Henry Cabot Lodge early in the week, Nixon and Wife Pat headed west. At a Reno airport welcome, Nixon drew cheers from the crowd by pointing out that Pat, born in nearby Ely, Nev., was wearing a pin that boasted. "I'm from Nevada" (someone had slipped it to her two minutes before). Campaigning smoothly herself, Pat...

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