In this corner: Martin Dies of Texas, with his big cigar and $100,000. In that corner: Reds, Fascists, Bundsmen.
In a second ring: Howard Smith of Virginia, with his ribboned pince-nez and $50,000. Other corner: the National Labor Relations Board.
In a third ring: Robert La Follette of Wisconsin, with his ice-cold voice and $50,000. Other corner: the Associated Farmers of California.
Every year after Congress goes home, a few members remain to conduct Investigations, between-sessions sparring shows, in the big marble-pilastered caucus rooms of the House and Senate office buildings at Washington....