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Nixon Urges Whittier Grads to Avoid Prejudice -- and He Likes the Dodgers

June 14, 2009 |  8:00 am
June 14, 1959, Gordo

Gus Arriola is one of my favorite comic strip artists. His drawings are so clean and he's a marvelous draftsman.

June 14, 1959, Nixon

June 14, 1959, Nixon

June 14, 1959, Nison
Vice President Richard Nixon and his family visit Disneyland and stay at the Disneyland Hotel. He also says he shaves three times a day when he appears in public.

June 14, 1959, Hangings

An 1865 photo of a hanging that went awry at Temple and New High streets.

June 14, 1959, Goldwyn

June 14, 1959, Goldwyn  
At left, Jack Smith begins a five-part series on Samuel Goldwyn, "the only true mogul in the business."

"I guess I am not an angel," Goldwyn says. " I'm not always too sweet. I admit I have a temper. I can get angry sometimes. I'm not too sweet when I get mad. But I know what I want, and I fight for it."

"People don't give a damn, frankly, how much money you have spent. They either like a film or they don't. You can spend $90 million and if the picture bores them they don't care."
June 14, 1959, Darby O'Gill

"Darby O'Gill and the Little People," starring Sean Connery.
June 14, 1959, Nixon Dodgers June 14, 1959, Nixon Family

Richard Nixon was no ordinary baseball fan. The vice president said he was a Dodger fan ... and a Giant fan ... and a Senators fan? Talk about being politically correct.

"You have to be a fan if you're for the Senators," Nixon said. adding it was "real tough" to root for the Giants or Dodgers when the teams played each other.

"If Hodges and Snider can hold up I think the Dodgers have a good chance of winning the National League pennant," he said. 

Was that the Dodger fan or the Senators fan speaking? It sure wasn't the Giants fan.

--Keith Thursby