Mink ranchers could relax—if the rest of the nation could not. Last week's blowup in the Justice Department let out what steam remained in the investigation of Government corruption.

The Government's special investigator, Newbold Morris, was fired by the Government's regular investigator, Attorney General Howard McGrath, who in turn was fired by the Government's chief, Harry Truman. The President's announcement that he would not run again removed from his shoulders the political (if not moral) responsibility for cleaning up the Government.

The graft exposures seem headed into a dead end. The nation is left with all the doubts raised by the...

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