Dies Irae

Should the Dies Committee be continued? That annual question was up again before the House. The answer would be yes; Martin Dies would perhaps get another swatch of money, perhaps an other $100,000.* In the meantime he had some bad moments.

Many a House committee witness testified on the un-Americanism of Dies' study of un-Americanism. One well-noted point: in Axis propaganda broadcasts, according to FCC listeners, Martin Dies was one of the most-praised of all Americans.

Red-faced Martin Dies demanded an explanation. FCC's Chairman Fly, a favorite Dies target, replied: "Representative Dies . . ....

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