Nation: Capital Notes: Apr. 21, 1961


Confided the voice on the phone to Attorney General Robert Kennedy: Bernard Goldfine has some things he wants to talk about. On that word from a go-between for Goldfine, Kennedy sent an aide flying to Boston to hear out the ailing, aged (70) industrialist. Since then, Goldfine has made at least one trip to the Justice Department. The word in Washington: facing tax-evasion charges, Goldfine hopes to sing his way out of a stiff sentence, is telling of previously undisclosed gifts to high Government officials.

"Don't Ask . . ."

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