U.S. At War: Dead Duck

Half the members of the Dies Committee were lame ducks—Martin Dies had decided not to run, and three more were picked off by the voters. Last week the whole Committee became a dead duck. House leaders of both parties agreed that the Committee—which could find a Communist under almost any bed—should not be revived when its lease of life runs out on Jan. 3. Some U.S. citizens were delighted at the news; few shed tears.

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