People, Feb. 21, 1955

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

Careening about his old stamping grounds in his home town of Appleton, Wisconsin's Senator Joseph R. McCarthy closed a deal to buy from his brother Howard the old McCarthy homestead, a 114-acre farm four miles out of town. Listed price: $25,000. Two days later, the Senator made a garbled promise to the home folks: "As long as I remain in Washington, I will not be a rubber stamp for any Administration, even if they deny Mrs. McCarthy invitations to the White House [TIME, Jan. 31]."

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