National Affairs: Goldfine's Switch

Flanked by his task force of high-priced pressagents and lawyers, Boston Millionaire Bernard Goldfine made a big headline decision during congressional committee hearings last summer on his dealings with Presidential Assistant Sherman Adams (TIME, June 23, 1958 et seq.). He would refuse to tell the Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight about cash withdrawals of $104,973 from two of his tangled companies on the ground that the questions were not pertinent. Congress slapped him with a contempt charge.

As his hired troops dropped by the wayside, Goldfine tried to have the case thrown out of federal court on the claim that his Washington...

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