BUREAUCRACY: Caught Short

Anyone who wants to trim Government spending is apt to be branded as a narrow-minded pinchpenny who would starve the poor, paralyze the processes of government and hold back progress. None of these charges would quite fit Mississippi's Representative Jamie L. Whitten, or answer what he had discovered about the living habits of the U.S. Insect-Control Agency, the Agriculture Department's Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. His House appropriations subcommittee had dispatched three congressional investigators to discover how the bureau had spent its last $7,000,000 budget. Sample findings:

¶ At Macon, Ga. the White-Fringed Beetle Control Division was paying for...

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