Courtesy of my sister who was maybe a freshman or sophomore at Montebello High School in 1966:
I’m in the process of re-doing one of my old high school scrapbooks. I read this article from the Derrick Diary (Montebello High School’s newspaper) on the back of a photo I had saved from September 30, 1966.
As many critics state, California has launched the nation’s toughest political battle, namely the Reagan vs. Brown gubernatorial race. As the contest continues, getting closer to the finish line as November nears, things will get hotter.
Edmund G. “Pat” Brown is running for his third term in office against former actor Ronald Reagan. Though Reagan has never before run for a public office he shows surprising ability to win the people’s confidence.
Election campaigns are but two weeks in official launching, yet both sides hit strong at each other, obiviously conscious that it will be the most nationally watched and criticized race ever. Wit and wisdom are matched, mangled and misinterpreted as the campaign warms.
What will be the outcome of the seemingly endless mass of hate-filled snarls of competition? No one knows …yet. But soon enough sunny California will know who is to be named California’s governor. It will be a long struggle and many feet will be stepped upon, let’s hope no one is left with scars.
A little bit of history for y’all!