INVESTIGATIONS: Winner: The Bishop

Washington's wealthy, ultra-liberal Methodist Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam has been engaged for months in a bitter, long-distance feud with the House Un-American Activities Committee.Chairman Harold H. Velde infuriated him by talking about searching for Communists in the ranks of U.S. churchmen. The bishop made some pointed remarks about "vermilion vigilantes"—a term he said he invented to describe those who created as much national distrust as Reds themselves, but had so much "yellow in their makeup" that another color was needed to describe them. In a speech on the floor of the...

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