National Affairs: The First Mink

A federal grand jury sitting in Washington finally got around to the man who added the mink coat couchant to the escutcheon of the Truman Administration. Indicted for perjury last week was owlish E. Merl Young, an old Missouri friend of Harry Truman, and a former RFC examiner who became a $60,000-a-year influence peddler in Washington. Indicted with him: Joseph Hirsch Rosenbaum, the lawyer who gave Mrs. Lauretta Young her famed $9,450 "natural royal pastel" mink, and two others accused of swinging their weight around the scandal-ridden RFC. Young and the others lied,...

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