Nation: Contact Sports

His detractors often accuse Vice President Spiro Agnew of having an instinct for the jugular. Actually, Agnew aims slightly higher. During the Bob Hope Desert Classic three months ago, he hit a drive that bounced off the head of Golf Pro Doug Sanders. Last week the game was tennis. The Vice President and Peace Corps Director Joseph Blatchford were paired for the Administration in a doubles match against a congressional team of New York Senator Jacob Javits and Connecticut Congressman Lowell Weicker. Blatchford stood poised in the forecourt, waiting for the Vice President's serve. It arrived−bouncing off Blatchford's cranium. Blatchford retreated...

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