Dick Nixon didn't stay long, but while he was here he seemed to belong here. He seemed to be “this kind of people.”
Unhurried, though his schedule through Orange and San Diego Counties is a killer, the vice presidential candidate greeted the school kids who had been allowed to attend the rally with some stories of his own two little daughters, and reminisced a bit about his own school days in Yorba Linda and his father's lemon of a lemon grove, where the school stands now. He looked tired and his voice sounded as if he'd be gladder than the rest of us when next Wednesday comes but he was still radiating the Nixon personality and forcefulness which first brought him into the public eye.
His visit to his home town didn't call for a political speech in the usual sense, he said, so he just described what kind of a man Dwight Eisenhower really is. “He's a man that belongs to the people,” he said. “Not to the political machines, or to the labor bosses, or to any certain group but to us!”
Eisenhower is not only a great man, Dick said, but he is a good man. If elected he will be a president we'll never be ashamed of; we'll always be proud of. Every phase of his policy, Nixon said, would be based on the one test, “Is it good for America?”
Lucille Rowland, on behalf of the Yorba Linda Republican Women's Club, pinned a beautiful corsage of California poppies on Pat Nixon, and George Kellogg, master of ceremonies, asked Mrs. Nixon to introduce her husband. This was the first time, Dick states, that Pat had ever introduced him.
The candidate appeared in only three other Orange county cities on his buick tour: Brea, Santa Ana and Laguna Beach. He was then to go into San Diego County,
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