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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Chance gf thuniler- slorms tonight and Sun- day. Low tonight, 60- 65. Highs Sunday, high 70s to low 80s. VOI.UMK y> CKIJAK UAI'lUS, IOWA, SATURDAY. AUGL'ST 17, 1S74 FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED PKESS, Ci'I, NEW YORK TIMES DieSVer's Charge on At 74' Long Rock False In Congress WASHINGTON (AP) Former Sen. Karl Mundt (R- an ally of Richard Nixon in the anti-Communist battles- of the 1950s, died Friday of a heart ailment. He was 74. Mundt retired in 1972, three years after suffering a stroke. He had been in congress 34 years, including five terms in the house. He was acting chairman of the house committee on un- American activities during its hearings in 1948 on the Alger Hiss case. Nixon, then a young congress- man from California, was a committee member and came to national prominence through his work. "Pumpkin Papers" Mundt and Nixon did most of the congressional sleuthing the case. Mundt is reported to have coined the historic phrase "pumpkin papers" for docu- ments relating to Hiss which Whittaker Chambers kept in a hollowed-out pumpkin on his Maryland farm. Hiss, a former state depart- ment official, was convicted ol perjury for swearing under oath that he did not pass secret infor- mation to Communist agents. Mundt and Nixon jointly spon- sored a bill to require registra tion of Communist party members. It passed the house but failed in the senate. Later the main points of it were incor- porated into the Internal Securi ty Law of 1950, which was passed over the veto of Pres ident Truman. Mundt authored the legisla tion which created the Voice o America, saying a European I rip convinced him of the neet to broadcast American views to listeners abroad to counterac Soviet propaganda. McCarthy Dispute In the senate, he served as temporary chairman of the in vestigations committee which held hearings on the dispute be tween Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) and the army. He was an early advocate of nuclear weapons control, saying that without such curbs "civili- zation will crash in atomic war." Mundt, born in Humboldt, S. D., was elected to congress in WASHINGTON 
                            

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