INVESTIGATIONS: The Watergate Roils On

The Government's General Accounting Office recently filtered a gentle reminder down through the various federal bureaus: the final date was drawing near for nominations for the Maurice H. Stans Award for Distinguished Financial Management. The memorandum noted that the broadest reasonable interpretation of the phrase "financial management" could be used in putting forward candidates.

No definition would seem wide enough to qualify one top Republican for this year's award: Maurice H. Stans. As Nixon's chief fund raiser and the finance chairman for the Committee for the Re-Election of President Nixon, Stans is now under fire from the GAO, the very office...

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