INVESTIGATIONS: Tales of the V.O.A.

Senator Joseph McCarthy's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations turned its flickering beam on the Voice of America last week, and the public, watching on television, caught startling glimpses of an oddly run agency with some strange birds roosting in it. Frequently McCarthy's beam darted erratically up side alleys, or swept bewilderingly from one point to another, leaving great patches unilluminated. But some of the highlighted details were eyebrow-raising. Items:

¶Lewis J. McKesson, a former Voice engineer, testified that two 1,000,000-watt transmitters the agency was building in the U.S. were "not properly located." Both...

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