INVESTIGATIONS: Uncheckable Charge

"The largest single group supporting the Communist apparatus in the U.S. today is composed of Protestant clergymen." This astounding and inherently uncheckable statement appears in the July issue of the American Mercury under the byline of Joseph B. Matthews. No sooner had his article been spotted than the protests began to crackle.

Main target of the uproar was Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose investigating committee three weeks ago hired J. B. Matthews as its executive director. Few Americans have held a Red hunting license longer or beat the bushes harder than J. B. Matthews. After getting an A.B. degree from Asbury College,...

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