Week by week, the opposition between President Eisenhower and Senator McCarthy grows sharper. It is no mere clash of personalities, nor does it arise from the sometimes squalid, sometimes ludicrous irrelevancies of the congressional hearings. It goes to the central issue: Who is going to run the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government?

When this issue was thrust into the center of the stage last week, the President got some support from the three Democratic Senators on the Mundt committee, none at all from the four members of his own party. Illinois' Dirksen, who was making mellifluous pro-Eisenhower noises...

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