National Affairs: For Joe:Phooey!

One of the most influential U.S. Roman Catholic churchmen lashed out last week at Joe McCarthy's kind of antiCommunism. Tyranny, the Most Rev. Bernard James Sheil told 2,500 cheering delegates to the C.I.O. Auto Workers' international educational conference at Chicago, cannot be fought with more tyranny. And since McCarthy launched his Red hunt four years ago, "we have been victims ... of a kind of shell game. We have been treated like country rubes, to be taken in by a city slicker from Appleton."

Bishop Sheil, 66-year-old founder and general director of the...

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