INVESTIGATIONS: New Kind of Hearing for Joe

Above the humdrum buzz of the U.S. Senate caucus room, where a special committee met last week to consider censure action against Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, rose a throaty monotone in a familiar refrain: "Just a minute, Mr. Chairman, just one minute."

For two hours previously, Joe McCarthy had managed an outwardly serene silence, broken only by his prepared statement of self-congratulation for being against Communism ("Not material and relevant to the issues in this hearing," said Chairman Arthur Watkins). But now Joe was determined to advance his views as to the committee membership of Colorado Democrat Edwin C. Johnson,...

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