Like a slow ribbon of cigar smoke in a smoky room, a story curled around the House of Representatives last week. It got in Congressmen's eyes, made them cough and blink. The story was as hard to take as a Wheeling stogie, and like a stogie, it carried a kick.

Two weeks ago, Congressman Frank Hook of Michigan had risen in the House to protest the continuation of the Dies Committee. As evidence that the Dies Committee was unworthy of further existence, he produced a batch of letters which he entered in the Congressional Record. The letters were supposedly written...

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