Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and Gordie Howe

Vice President Spiro T. Agnew reads letter from President Nixon as former Red Wing hockey great Gordie Howe and wife Colleen look on during ceremonies in which Howeâäôs number 9 jersey was officially retired before Sundayâäôs Chicago game, March 12, 1972. (AP Photo/Richard Sheinwald)