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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, January 20 - 25, 1968
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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    Nixon, 01/20/68: Former Vice President Richard Nixon speaks at a political rally in Houston. According to United Press International, the appearance drew a crowd of 1,500 supporters. In his speech, Nixon criticized President Lyndon B. Johnson's foreign policy approach, warning that the Soviet Union would match American nuclear capability within three years. "The only reason we have avoided a third world war," he said, "is because of our superior nuclear strength." The stop was part of a 16-hour tour of Texas, with Nixon speaking in San Antonio and Dallas before making his way to Houston. While Nixon had already decided to run for president by this time, he would not officially announce his candidacy until February 1.  
    Locke Announces, 01/20/68: At a press conference in Austin, Eugene M. Locke resigns from his post as deputy ambassador to South Vietnam and announces his candidacy for governor of Texas. "I have been in Vietnam nearly nine months. During that time we have made progress on every front—military, pacification, political, economic," he reportedly remarked. "With this improved situation, I felt that I could appropriately leave Vietnam and the President has agreed." The Dallas attorney ultimately came in fifth out of 10 candidates in the Democratic primary, with Preston Smith eventually winning the office. 
    Bush on Kitt, 01/20/68: Then Congressman George H. W. Bush comments on an incident involving singer Eartha Kitt. Kitt was one of 50 women invited to a January 18 White House luncheon by First Lady Lady Bird Johnson for a discussion about street crime. She directly challenged both the President and First Lady at the event, ascribing juvenile delinquency to unrest over the Vietnam War. "Youngsters are angry because their parents are angry," she reportedly said, "and their parents are angry because they're so highly taxed and because there is a war going on and we do not understand why." 
    Cat Show, 01/20/68: Ribbons adorn the kennels of winning show cats
    Gen Huste, 01/25/68
    2-Alarm Fire, 01/25/68: Firefighters respond to a two-alarm fire at the All-American, Inc. warehouse
    Flood Control, 01/35/68: KHOU reporter Judd McIlvain conducts a pair of interviews about flood control infrastructure
    Funny Money, 01/25/68: An investigator displays counterfeit currency
    Bums Rush, 01/35/68: Police place a suspect in a holding cell
    Ship Channel, 01/25/68: A Houston City Councilman, possibly A. L. Miller, expresses his desire for two additional fire boats to protect the Houston Ship Channel from fire or explosion
    Goyen on Posters, 01/25/68: Councilman Johnny Goyens his adopted proposal to raise the minimum fine for placing placards, including campaign signs, on public rights of way
    Bush on Tax Raise, 01/34/68: Then Congressman Bush predicts there will be no tax legislation this congressional session
    Laura II, 08/28/68: Making repairs to the inoperable Laura II, a riverboat on the Buffalo Bayou that offered daily cruises
    The Merchants and Manufacturers Building (now known as the One Main Building) currently located on the University of Houston campus. Built in 1930, the building is recognized as part of the National Register of Historic Places and a Teas Historic Landmark. 
    Women Voters CA, 01/24/68: Special cakes instruct voters which way to cast their ballot during an upcoming election