INVESTIGATIONS: Matter of Whits

In the seven weeks since the President vetoed the gas bill because of an "arrogant" attempt at lobbying, a Senate Select Committee has been investigating the celebrated $2,500 "campaign contribution" to South Dakota's Republican Senator Francis Case (TIME, Feb. 20). Chaired by Georgia's painstaking Walter George, the committee has listened to 22 witnesses, taken 849 pages of testimony, spent $10,000—all the while following meticulously the Senate's instructions to see and hear no evil other than that bearing on the Case case. Last week the committee delivered itself of a weighty verdict that advanced public knowledge not a whit:

"The objective...

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