INVESTIGATIONS: Loyalty in the GPO

Operating as a one-man subcommittee, Joe McCarthy last week picked Up an old scent from the House Committee on Un-American Activities, subpoenaed some new witnesses, and came up with a striking instance of the flabbiness of the Truman Administration's loyalty program.

McCarthy's principal quarry was Edward Rothschild, for 20 years a bookbinder in the vast Government Printing Office. Had Rothschild ever been a Communist? The question was highly pertinent because the GPO prints, along with its many dull governmental publications, secret military reports, and advance texts of important documents like Supreme Court decisions and the U.S. budget. Rothschild refused to...

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