Nation: And Now, the Spiro and Martha Show

With Spiro Agnew and Martha Mitchell on the same bill, last week's $150-a-plate G.O.P. "Salute to the Vice President" in Washington's Sheraton Park Hotel promised lively political entertainment. TIME Correspondent John Austin, who attended along with 1,100 other guests, wrote this review:

THE tone of the evening hovered somewhere between shlock and slumber. The show got off to a nervous opening, with a somewhat tense local host introducing the master of ceremonies of the evening not once but twice as "Al Clap." Cartoonist Capp ignored that, launching into a brief monologue that included the evening's best one-liners: "Who would ever have thought...

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