Americana: Catch-22 at HEW

When Andrew Bavas learned that he was to receive an automatic pay increase of $1,272 from the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, an unheard-of notion came over him: to help in the fight against excessive Government spending, he would reject the raise. Ex: plains Bavas, 49, who was working under a HEW contract at Northwestern University as an expert on intergovernmental affairs: "I really didn't need the money. I had no debts, and my mortgage ends in two years."

For this noble gesture, Bavas won no applause, no commendations. Instead, HEW officials...

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