THE VICE-PRESIDENCY: From Teeming Shores

By Constellation, helicopter, limousine. jeep, tractor, oxcart and imperial coach, Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon circled the globe. In ten speech-filled weeks he traveled 45,539 miles, visiting 19 Pacific and Asian lands, shaking thousands of hands. Last week Dick Nixon and his wife Pat returned to Washington.

At National Airport, the Vice President stepped from "Speckled Beauty," his name for the Air Force Constellation which had become his home and his only place of refuge from enthusiastic Asians. He fondly patted its shiny fuselage three times, as if it were a trusty steed. Asia, the returning traveler summed up: "has...

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