GOVERNMENT: Lev Without Levity

By simultaneously subjecting English grammar and Senate rules to multiple fractures last spring, Capmaker Harry Lev left old Washington hands laughing hilariously as he comically told a Senate investigating subcommittee of showering Government procurement officers with gifts of smoked sturgeon, silk dresses and yacht parties (TIME, June 20). This week the subcommittee had the last laugh.

"Through bribery, collusion and connivance with Government contracting officials and inspectors," said the subcommittee in its official report on the hearings, Lev "delivered defective material to the armed forces and made improper profits at the expense of the Government. His testimony was evasive and...

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