"This is not going to be a whitewash," promised Georgia's tough old Carl Vinson. "Let the chips fall where they will." As soon as his Armed Services Committee could round up a staff of investigators, he was going to find out just what lay behind the rumors of skulduggery in procurement of the Air Force's B-36.

The first charge to be answered was whether anybody had benefited personally or politically by the choice of the B-36 (TIME, June 6). In a letter he delivered personally to Chairman Vinson, Air Secretary Stuart Symington categorically denied...

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