CRIME: No Defense

Major General Bennett E. Meyers, wartime No. 2 purchasing officer for the Army Air Forces, had bet his hand like a man trying to make a pair of deuces look like a full house. But when his hand was called in Washington's Federal District Court, he folded; on trial for procuring perjury he declined to testify in his own defense.

His bald head gleaming under the photographers' lights, gimlet-eyed Benny Meyers last week heard himself declared guilty on three counts. Bleriot H. Lamarre had testified that Meyers had ordered him to lie to...

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