For a man of 71 with a bad heart and a queasy stomach, Andrew Jackson May of Kentucky looked remarkably fit when his trial began last April. For a man on trial for conspiracy to defraud the Government, he was amazingly full of bluster. For a onetime chairman of the House Military Affairs Committee, he was in the company of unsavory codefendants: the mysterious brothers Garsson,* owners of a shadowy wartime munitions empire. But Andy May was an amazing man.

The story unfolded by Government witnesses picked up where the Senate's war investigating...

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