THE BUDGET: Money, Anyone?

The sharpest-eyed reader of fine print in all Washington is Delaware's Republican Senator John ("Whispering Willie") Williams. While many Senators seem to spend much of their time thinking of ways for the Federal G....ernment to spend more, dedicated John Williams. 56. devotes his time to trying to get the Government to spend less. His latest discoveries in the fine print of federal expenditure records: ¶ The Air Force needed 116 fuel-pump screws in a hurry some time ago. The screws were worth about 5(' apiece, but the cost of extra handling and air-special delivery ran the cost up to...

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