Klaxon-voiced New York Auctioneer Jacob Goldberg had had a three-and-a-half-hour grilling by the Mead Committee (formerly the Truman Committee) and he was hopping mad. Finally he stood at bay, angrily accused the investigators of trying to tear down his character, and of tapping the telephone wire of his firm (Surplus Liquidators, Inc., which held a contract to sell some $750,000 worth of Defense Plant Corp. surpluses to the public). Without pausing for breath, he also charged that the Senate's Committee was wasting millions in its investigation of Government surplus property disposal...

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