National Affairs: Long Distance

Like Charles Oliphant, General Services Administrator Jess Larson cried out in anguish when his name was mentioned in Lawyer Teitelbaum's story. Larson hurried before the King subcommittee to deny that he was part of any shakedown clique. He used his harshest words on Frank Nathan, Florida influence peddler, identified by Teitelbaum as one of the men who made the shakedown proposition for the Washington "clique."

Larson said he knew that Nathan, at times tried to use the Larson name, and declared he had tried desperately to stop him. He had refused to take telephone calls from Nathan, hadn't taken one, in fact,...

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