National Affairs: Bernie's Blues

Charged by the House of Representatives last week with contempt of Congress in his refusal to answer 22 questions asked by the House Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight: Boston Millionaire Bernard Goldfine, 67, collector of New England politicians. Maximum penalty: one year in prison, $22,000 in fines.

The lopsided House vote was 369 to 8 (all Republicans). Notably missing from the House debate: any mention of Goldfine's friend, White House Staff Chief Sherman Adams, whose intercession for Goldfine with federal agencies brought on the year's most dramatic congressional investigation (TIME, June 23 et seq.)....

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