THE ADMINISTRATION: The General Opens His Mouth

Tired and rumpled as any returning tourist, tactless Harry Vaughan stepped off a banana boat in New York last week after a vacation in Guatemala, and promptly put his foot in his mouth. The day was hot and so was he, but a reporter managed to tag him for a brief interview. The reporter wanted to know about his connections with James V. Hunt, the Washington "five percenter," who had said Vaughan was a close friend (TIME, July 4).

Presidential Military Aide Harry Vaughan, the White House court jester, made a terse, four-point reply: 1) he knew Hunt only...

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