The News from Frederick, Maryland on December 6, 1951 · Page 12
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December 6, 1951

The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 12

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«, MM OlipMaiit Quits Revenue Post WASHINGTON, Dee. 5, Charles Ollpbarit resigned *« chief legal officer of the Internal Revenue Service .today, deploring ;..?ytl5fict- tion" and piling -another ··ensation on the beap alreWy collected by a Houtw.- Investigating committee. As Oliphant gave up his $14,800 a year job in the Truman Administration, Frank Nathan went before the inquiry group to. deny a charge that he tried to ahake dowa a wealthy Chicago lawyer tor $500,000 with promises to "fix" his tax troubles through influential friends in Washington officialdom. Nathan shouted that the accusation-was "a dirty, Elthy lie.". The conflict in testimony brought an announcement from JRep. King. (D-Calif l , chairman of the committee, that a transcript of the testimony about the alleged shakedown would be sent to the Depart? merit -of Justice Jor perjury action. "It has been -quite clear ki the .past 24;: hours that one or mora rpersons 'perjured themselves before 'this committee." King said. ' Oliphant resigned in a strongly-* worded ^letter to President . Tru? ''Wan. .'.;'· ^ "I find it beyond the limits of my endurance to protect my name and reputation and the prestige of the office I hold in the face of · baseless , and scurrilous charges ..x x x" he wrote in part. Oliphant's name was connected with the shakedown story, but the 42-vear-old attorney, who has been 'Avitn the ' Revenue Bureau since ,1939, told Mr. Truman that it was "fantastic"; to infer that he had anything to do with the alleged The shakedown story was told to the inquiry group -- a House Ways and Means , subcommittee-- yester- ' day by Abraham Teitelbaum, a well-to-do attorney and real estate -operator in Chicago. Teitelbaum swore that at Miami Beach. Fla.. . last winter , he was · approached by Nathan and Bert K. Naster and told that if he would · shell out half a million dollars they would "make it easy" for him in a tax fraud case. which i* »till pending. ; 1*. The two inen, Teitelbaum said, hint«d that there was « clique to WMhirigton looking for "soft' touch- M" like him. He said ttiey rattled oft th* names of Oliphant. T. Lamar Cftudlc, Jess Larson, George J. Schoencman and Joseph Nunan. ' Caudle was an Assistant Attorney General in charge of all tax fraud prosecution* for the Justice Department before he was ousted by Mr, Truman Nov. 18. Larson heads the General Services Administration, the Government's "housekeeper" in buying supplies and maintaining public buildings. Schoeneman and JMunan are former Internal Revenue commissioner*. .",. J*4n* Denial Chorus . .' All issued indignant denials they had combined in any way to high- precaure taxpayers or work with Nathan. "Nathan; described" by Larston in earlier testimony is ''the little man who turns up every time you walk into th* lobby of the Mayflower; Hotel," quickly joined in the denial chorus. · / '. Closely questioned about the al- leged shakedown eonfer«ne* described by TeitftibMWi, Hatjjan M id knp«rturbabiy: "That Is the worst falsehood ever in history. That was the moat vicious lie in the world." "Do you deriy It asked Rep. Byrnes K-Wis), one of the investigators. '. /:· ., "Positively," Nathan shot back. "One hundred per cent.'* On o*e point, however. Nathan agreed with previous testimony. He was asked to confirm testimony by Mrs. Shyrl Menkin. a pretty, brunette friend of Teilelbaum's. that she onc«!;hettrd Caudle tell Nathan affectionately, "Frank, there's nothing I 'Wouldn't do for you." ,;"He said that to me lots .of times," ·Nathan declared. Wanted Lie Detector Test Nathan said he wished the committee would "put a. He detector On" Teitelbaum, himself -and Mrs. Menkin "to see "who* Is lying." His voice rising, he added: "I don't know what their purpose ·is" '.; '"." ' · : ' - H e could only figure, he said, that Teitelbaum was looking for "help, or that. "Tht man b »uch m yk-loua War, and so is she. It's a dirty .lie on a' lot of people. J 4 don't eare about ntyself. But * lot " ' * , I don't · know, - what - their ··purposa .Is. I «san't ujiderstand :^hat;ihi^ man ia doing to me." This outburst ended his testimony today, and the committee .recessed the hearing. PLAY DECEMBER 13 EMMITSBURG. Dec ;3--The Mel- pothalians, the Dramatic Club o£ Saint Joseph College; Emmitsburg, Maryland will present "Tidings Brought to Mary'"on December 13 in De Paul Auditorium';.at 7:30 p. m. The play was written by Paul EYES EXAMINED GLASSES FITTED DR. WALTER SNOW OFTOMETBISX 41 North Market St. Phone 83S Claudel w»4 tMndbted *x* H* French by Louis* Morgan Sill. Donald J. Walters, M. T. A., instructor In" speech and -dramatic club roach will direct the' production-' . Assisting the ·M«lpothalians. stu- Irojii ~Milnt St; -Mary's ^College will play the male roles'in the production. 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