In Washington last week, dozens of Government workers queued up quietly to be fingerprinted. Obediently, they filled out FBI forms asking for data on addresses, places of employment, and affiliations with any groups or societies dating ten years back. Across the nation, in other Government offices, picked employees with similar forms and portable fingerprinting outfits began to bustle from desk to desk. The Government's 11 million, congressionally approved check on the loyalty of its two million-odd employees was officially on.

"Derogatory Information." Actually, it had been going on, in a smaller way, even before Harry Truman first ordered Government agencies...

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