The Administration: Policeman of Foreign Aid

One hundred thousand cans of Viet Nam-bound hair spray? Explosive rubber-sandal chemicals? Suspicious silver nitrate? Pilferage and black marketing from the U.S.'s $375 million-a-year commodity aid program to South Viet Nam (TIME, May 20)? Last week the man responsible for discovering and curbing all these irregularities was back from a new and unpublicized visit to Saigon aimed at investigating currency manipulations and bringing still further control out of chaos. He is J. K. (for John Kenneth) Mansfield, who, as Inspector General of Foreign Assistance, patrols an unending beat, checking on U.S. military and economic help going to 97 countries.


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