National Affairs: The Third Day

When the hearings adjourned for the weekend, the committee members had time to mull over Senator McClellan's motion. It soon became apparent that most of them did not quite understand what the motion meant. Did it mean that —as McCarthy chortled to newsmen—Joe had been handed the Army key to Pandora's box and would be allowed to dredge up from it all conversations relating, however remotely, to the Army's handling of Communists? Did not Joe's "chronological order" play take the future sequence of the hearings right out of the committee's hands? Did...

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