THE SENATE: The Passing of McCarthy

There was one overpowering thought that Bridget McCarthy drove home to her seven children. "Man was born to do something," she told them time and again in the McCarthy farm home near Appleton, Wis. Last week, in the U.S. Naval Hospital at Bethesda, Md., her fifth-born, Joseph Raymond McCarthy, overtaken by cirrhosis of the liver, received the last rites of his Roman Catholic faith and a scant 62 minutes later died at 48. It was clear from the headlines that rang around the world that Joe McCarthy had indeed done something.

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