INVESTIGATIONS: Natural Royal Pastel Stink

The story of Stenographer Lauretta Young's mink coat was not exactly earthshaking, but at least it was almost understandable. That was more than could be said for the rest of the bewildering array of doubletalk, political shenanigans and obvious perjury inscribed last week on the records of the Senate subcommittee investigating operations of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

Mrs. Young, a stenographer in the White House, got the fur coat—a "natural royal pastel" mink, one of "the better" types—because of her husband Merl's vast capacity for making "friends." Merl did not even have...

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