A smiling Richard Nixon, the US Republican presidential candidate, and his vice-presidential running mate Spiro Agnew smiled and waved out at readers on this day's front page in 1968.
Mr Agnew was described as an unlikely pick, but along with Nixon went on to win the election. Smiles would eventually turn to tears for the pair. Like Nixon, Agnew resigned amid scandal, in his case from taking kick-backs in his earlier political life. But that was a few years on from this smiling page one.
Other interest on this day sat right down the bottom of the page where the ACT's local federal member Jim Fraser was using a weekly television address to defend soldiers against rising accommodation costs.
Soldiers who couldn't fit at the Kingston Army Barracks were having to pay $14 a week out of their own pay for other more expensive accommodation, Mr Fraser said.
Mr Fraser said it was "absurd" soldiers, under orders, were having to dip into their own pockets to pay living expenses simply because of there being not enough designated beds.
"In theory the army pay of a private soldier includes an amount for food and quarters which the army calculates costs it $1-12 a day", he said.
"The soldier doesn't know this and so far as he is concerned he is fed and accommodated free and draws his full pay. But if there are no army barracks and the soldier has to find board, all the army allows him is the $1-12 a day which the army reckons it saves by not having to provide him with food and shelter".
An army spokesman said work was being done to fix the problem. Avalon House at Manuka was bought for single soldiers. Forty-five soldiers were living there at no cost.