CONGRESS: Dies and Duty

Fate and Texas gave Martin Dies an impressive physique, a durable voice, a seat in Congress. Mr. Dies lately has given the U. S. a Congressional investigation. By the standards of past masters at inquisition his performance has not been brilliant. Ex-Senator (now Associate Justice) Hugo L. Black was at his best with a hostile witness, knowing well how to bait the trap, when to spring it. Senator Robert M. La Follette also knows the uses of the subtle query. Mr. Dies knows chiefly how to bellow. Last week he had the thrill...

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