THE ADMINISTRATION Pants Too Long? The question posed by Senate investigators in Washington last week was not "who wears the pants in Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Tripp Ross's family?" but "who makes them and sells them to the Army?" One answer was evident enough: Mrs. Claire Wynn Ross is president of a Manhattan and Knoxville, Tenn. men's and boys' clothing company that won a contract to make 249,000 pairs of trousers for the Army, at a cost of $834,150, while husband Robert Tripp Ross was holding down his job in the Pentagon.

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