INVESTIGATIONS: What Woufd Harry Say?

Paunchy, beribboned Presidential Military Aide Harry Vaughan was still ducking the first barrage of dead cats when another came his way. The Senate's investigation of five-percenters (TIME, Aug. 22) last week took up the story of the Allied Molasses Co. of New Jersey. Clumsy Harry Vaughan seemed to be the villain of that tale too.

Because of a flagrant violation of war food orders—a little matter of exceeding their quota of rationed molasses by 771,000 gallons in a delivery to the Pepsi-Cola Co.—the Allied company had been denied further supplies. According to testimony heard last week before a Senate subcommittee, General...

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