CONGRESS: Children of Moscow

In all his scouring of the subversive underworld, rawboned Martin Dies of Texas, First Whip of the Red Hunting pack, never put on the stand a real, live, honest-to-goodness Communist. At his House Committee on Un-American Activities hearing last week in Washington he could have reached out and touched one: wispy, unobtrusive Earl Browder, general secretary (at $40 a week) of the Communist Party, its 1936 Presidential candidate.

Unfortunately for cigar-chewing Congressman Dies (last week he switched to gum), Witness Browder was under wraps. His pipe line to Moscow had failed to inform him of the Communazi non-aggression pact in...

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