National Affairs: Score Two

In Washington last week, a federal grand jury indicted Major General Bennett E. Meyers for perjury and for suborning Bleriot H. Lamarre (who was also indicted) to give false testimony before the Senate War Investigating Committee (TIME, Dec. 1). Ferreting out crime was not the committee's job, but it could now boast of having brought two major war-purchasing scandals to action in criminal courts. Its other case—that of ex-Congressman Andrew May and the Garsson brothers—had resulted in a conviction. The Government's chief crime-detection and prosecuting agency—the Department of Justice—had not done half as well.

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