Fifteen times during the week, the Mundt Committee or various combinations of its seven members met in various offices and corners of the Capitol. Purpose: to seek agreement on what to report about the McCarthy-Army fracas. Early in the week, newsmen were "reliably informed" that the Mundt Committee had achieved what had seemed impossible: within a few days it would issue a nearly unanimous report knuckle-rapping all four principals, McCarthy, Cohn, Stevens and

Adams. The only dissent would come from Illinois' Everett Dirksen, who would drop tut-tutting footnotes in defense of his friend McCarthy.

Then this prospect faded. Whatever meeting of...

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