"The United States of America versus Bernard Goldfine," droned the clerk in a Washington Federal Court. "You are charged with contempt of Congress. How do you wish to plead?" Rising from a front-row seat the man for whom life has become a nervous round of "the U.S. v." walked to the bench, announced a firm "Not guilty." Basis of the charges: 18 instances, during a hearing last summer of the House Special Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight (TIME, July 14 et seq.) in which the 68-year-old Boston millionaire and friend of Presidential Assistant Sherman Adams refused to answer questions...

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