U.S. At War: 1,100 Charges

Congressman Martin Dies was shown up—again—as a big political windbag. Attorney General Biddle reported that of 1,100 people on the Federal payroll whom the Dies Committee had listed as having subversive connections, FBI had found only two worth firing, one needing disciplining.

Cost of the Dies investigation to date (including many other charges of subversion) : $495,000. Cost of FBI's investigation: $100,000.

Complaints from other sources—including just anybody who felt like complaining—had proved a little more valid: out of 3,479 accused employes, the Government fired 34 and disciplined twelve.

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