While Joe McCarthy was listening to other Senators quarrel over the surface glints and somber depths of his own, strange personality, the people whose real business it is to catch Communists quietly went on catching Communists. On a street corner in Denver, FBI agents collared four big wheels of the Colorado and Utah machines. A fifth was picked up at a Denver airport, a sixth in Pueblo, and a seventh, who had underground contacts with the Colorado group, was nabbed in Los Angeles. Last week's coups brought the total of arrests under the Smith Act (conspiracy to advocate the...

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