If the millions of Americans who deplore and despise Senator McCarthy want to understand the millions who admire McCarthy, "despite his methods," they could ponder McCarthy's record of the week. The bully-boy manners, the sneer and the smear are conspicuous in the record. But alongside such trademarks of the McCarthy operation there was also the record of a week packed with investigative achievement. McCarthy scored heavily, and some of his points were of real and current importance. Among them:

¶Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens admitted "defects in the Army procedures" that promoted...

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