THE CONGRESS: Explanation

Maine's self-assured Senator Owen Brewster, whose investigation of Planemaker Howard Hughes was the fiasco of the summer, announced last week that when the tenure of his War Investigating Committee expires next January, it would not be renewed. Explained Brewster: "It was never the intention to continue the special committee. . . . The standing committees should take over these investigations."*

*All standing committees have the power to investigate war frauds when authorized by congressional resolution. None is headed by Senator Brewster.


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