THE ADMINISTRATION: Mr. Boyle's Trouser Legs

Although Democratic Chairman William Boyle Jr. avowed that everything was on the up & up, some inexplicable coincidences, like burrs, were sticking to his well-tailored trouser legs. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, with its nose close to the ground, spotted them and pointed them out last week.

Almost three years ago, St. Louis' American Lithofold Corp., which specializes in printing forms and depends on government orders for half its work, applied to the Reconstruction Finance Corp. for a loan. Charles Alexander, local RFC manager, rejected the application.

But Lithofold Corp. had some good friends-of-friends. One was ex-RFCer Merl (Mink Coat)...

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