THE VICE-PRESIDENCY: With Pat & Dick in Africa

Sweeping across African skies in his DC-6B, Richard Nixon got the word that protocol would demand top hat. cutaway and striped trousers at the next stop of his African good-will tour in Liberia. Thus, when the plane landed (with one ailing engine), the Vice President of the U.S., already sweltering in his formal attire, and his summer-clad wife debarked into sizzling sunshine, shook hands all around. After the greetings they stepped quickly to an air-conditioned Cadillac for the 50-mile trip to the capital of Monrovia. The new comfort did not last; the...

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