Comment: Dallas. Richard M. Nixon tends to business. Refuses police guard

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Dallas. Richard M. Nixon tends to business. Refuses police guard

A Dallas police officer guarded the Baker Hotel suite of actress Joan Crawford Thursday. Nixon refused police guard.

But there were no police outside the suite of former Vice-President Richard Nixon, who almost became president, on the same floor of the downtown hotel.

“No, I don’t think either of us will attend the luncheon here for President Kennedy,” she smiled.

Both flew here for a meeting of Pepsi-Cola bottlers and a spokesman for the firm explained why it had requested a police guard for Miss Crawford’s suite:

“There have been a lot of jewel thefts in New York hotels and we didn’t want to take the chance of having her jewelry stolen here. There was also the matter of autograph seekers.”

Nixon apparently felt that he didn’t need a special officer to protect him from jewel thieves or autograph hunters.

"Dallas After Dark" by Tony Zoppi, November 25, 1963
http://www.joancrawfordbest.com/dallasmnews.htm

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