POLITICAL NOTES: The Dipsy-Doodle Ball

Wisconsin's Senator Joe McCarthy gets headlines by what might be termed the dipsy-doodle or slider type of accusation-charges which are so horrible, fascinating or so slick with the tobacco juice of half-truth that the victim often strikes out helplessly while trying to get a clean swing at them. But last week the Senator made headlines because a Columbus, Ohio real-estate man named Bob Byers threw the same kind of verbal trick-ball at him.

Byers told a bankruptcy court that the Senator had lost $5,500 shooting craps with the witness' son, Bob Jr., but had brazenly welshed on the debt. He...

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