CONGRESS: Hitler's Shadow

If Adolf Hitler's daily doings had not been so fully accounted for in the press last week, janitors and lollers might have looked twice at a sight in a hearing room in the House Office Building. Even so, those who did look blinked. Up to testify before the Dies Committee on UnAmerican Activities strode a militant-looking Hitler counterpart clad in a brownshirt uniform and Sam Browne belt, with a dab of mustache and a Führerish haircut. Cameras clicked and Chairman Dies, who had lately been short of headlines, beamed.

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