THE ADMINISTRATION: The General Gets His Orders

The President looked a little 11tired after the Shriners' convention in Chicago. He said he would like to get his hands on the guy who had kept him awake one whole night singing Chloe. But he had a greater annoyance. The current scandal over war-contract procurement and the "five-percenters" (private agents who charge a 5% fee for obtaining contracts) was still hovering darkly over his good friend and military aide, Major General Harry Vaughan.

With General Vaughan standing in his usual place behind him, Mr. Truman faced the press. Had the President heard that "General Vaughan was mixed up...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!