Nation: One Down

Californians had been looking forward to a real show in this year's Republican gubernatorial primary campaign between Richard Nixon and former Governor Goodwin J. Knight, a vigorous stump speaker and a vociferous Nixon hater. Last week the show ended almost before it began: Goodie Knight, 65, bedded down since November with infectious hepatitis, announced that he would reluctantly give up his 1962 political plans, and follow his doctor's advice not to run.

Knight's withdrawal left Nixon with two rivals for the chance to oppose Democratic Incumbent Edmund ("Pat") Brown in November. One is Harold...

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