Louie Deisbeck, a photographer for the Glendale News-Press for many years, first experienced the thrill of the newspaper chase when vice presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon came to town in 1952.
He recalls, "One day, when I was still in art school, I stopped by the News-Press to see photographer Sal Felix. He told me Nixon was coming to City Hall. I went. Sal was across the street and I was in the crowd. I got the photo [of Nixon] as he spoke from the City Hall steps."
His freelance shot of Nixon was printed on the front page of the News-Press the next day, Nov. 1, next to Felix's crowd shot. Deisbeck has donated a laminated copy of that front page, along with many other items, to the Special Collections Room at the Central Library and the copy provides a glimpse of local politics in 1952.