The Vice President of the United States was sued last week for assault and false imprisonment. James Heavey, 29, a San Francisco Naval Shipyard draftsman, charged that Richard Nixon had caused him to be forcibly detained at a political meeting in San Mateo last October. Everyone agreed that Heavey had shouted, "Tell us a dog story, Dick," in the midst of a televised speech, and that the Vice President had ignored the heckling until after the broadcast. Then, according to one version of the story, Secret Service men had held Heavey on Nixon's orders, while the Vice President publicly scolded...

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