National Affairs: Speech Recalled

The words that Congressmen speak in debate are duly entered in that chrestomathy of tedium, the Congressional Record, then laid aside to gather dust and oblivion. But a fortnight ago, the words of a former Congressman were remembered, and they helped solve a problem for the Senate committee considering whether to censure Joseph R. McCarthy.

Committee Chairman Arthur Watkins had been unable to persuade any nationally prominent lawyer to serve as committee counsel. South Dakota's Senator Francis Case suggested that Watkins look for a former Congressman who would understand the committee system. Case had...

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