The Capital: More Money for the Biplane Set

To hear Everett Dirksen tell it, Vice President Agnew was going broke just keeping his wife in party dresses. Mrs. Agnew, the lugubrious Dirksen fretted, "can wear a fancy dress about three times and then he [Agnew] has got to whip down there and have another made. That's $700 or $800." There was quite a bit of Dirksen hyperbole in that, and Judy Agnew was quick to set the record straight. "The most expensive gown I own is my inaugural ball gown," the Second Lady protested. "That cost under $500, and I don't...

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