The Vice-Presidency: On Tour

Richard Nixon is a great believer in education by travel. He has said that his grounding in international affairs derives from his peripatetic years as Vice President. So it was only a matter of time until Nixon pinned wings on his own Vice President. Last week Spiro Agnew, his wife Judy, Apollo 10 Astronaut Eugene Cernan, ten newsmen and a score of aides and Secret Servicemen boarded Air Force Two to begin a 25-day, 37,000-mile tour of Pacific and Asian countries.

Agnew's departure was not without the flourish of controversy that has become his signature. He personally picked an unusually...

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