ARMY & NAVY: The Art of Crookery

Congressional investigation of the conduct of the Veterans' Bureau (TIME, Nov. 5) continued with more hearings before a sub-committee of the Senate. The evidence presented, while almost entirely that of the investigators, pointed to a network of graft and political " pull." Some of the charges were:

¶That a hospital site at Excelsior Springs, Mo., had been purchased by the Government for $173,000 although it was worth only about half that sum.

¶That in passing on the transaction, Ewing Laporte, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, had torn out a sheet from the...

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