National Affairs: Out of the Hills

The nation's capital, observed the Mundt committee's new counsel, Samuel Sears, is a "jungle." Last week, although Sears was eager to explore the bewildering terrain, the committee sent him home to his old Boston pastures.

After five days of ballooning doubt about Sears's suitability for the job of digging out the facts in the McCarthy-Army dispute, the Senators decided that he had not come clean with them on his past record of pro-McCarthy activity. What finally pricked the bubble of senatorial doubt was an incident of extraordinary lapse of memory by Sam Sears, who apparently was having trouble distinguishing senatorial trees...

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