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Senator Homer Ferguson's War Investigating subcommittee, digging into the wartime contracts of Millionaire Plane-builder Howard Hughes, had turned up some gaudy ore. It glittered with headline names, beautiful girls, fantastic expense accounts (TIME, Aug. 4). Last week, the committee went deep into one of the abandoned mine shafts of history, guided by big-time World War II administrators and brasshats and—somewhat unwillingly—by a Hollywood pressagent and a President's son. It found more ore.

Man of the Hour. In July 1942, the Germans were sweeping unchecked across Russia and Africa. Help from the U.S....

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