THE CONGRESS: Living or Dead

Congress, generally dissatisfied with the Army & Navy Pearl Harbor reports (TIME, Sept. 10), decided last week to make its own investigation.

One jump ahead of the Republicans, Majority Leader Alben Barkley rose in the Senate to call for a joint committee of five Senators and five Representatives to search into the "cold, unvarnished, indisputable facts." No favoritism should be shown, he warned. Nor should the investigation be carried out with "the purpose of gratifying the misanthropic hatreds of any person toward any present or past public servant, high or low, living or dead."

The Senate, knowing full well that the...

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