The Press: Stones, Spit & Soroche

On the eve of the Caracas riot, Vice President Nixon was chatting casually with TIME-LIFE Correspondent Don Wilson about the rumors of an assassination. "You look a little bit like me," joked Nixon. "Tell you what -you ride in my place in the limousine, and I'll put on a press badge and go with the press.

What do you say?" As it turned out, the U.S. newsmen ac companying Nixon faced dangers of their own when the Caracas mobs started to swarm the next day. At the Maiquetia Airport, the newsmen got their share of the mob's spittle from 200 shoving...