National Affairs: $68,000 for Caesar's Wife

Ever since Indiana's Frank McKinney became Democratic National Chairman, newsmen have been deeply interested in his connections with Frank McHale, Democratic National Committeeman from Indiana. Reason: McHale recommended McKinney to Harry Truman. Later, in a press conference, McHale described his man as "like Caesar's wife—above reproach." Last week, an interesting Mc-Kinney-McHale nugget was turned up by the New York Herald Tribune's Jack Steele. It concerned a business deal the two had with Promoter Frank Cohen, who headed Empire Ordnance Corp., a World War II munitions combine.

Empire, of which McHale was a director, stockholder and counsel, had been roundly denounced for its...

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