Kingsport Times Newspaper Archives May 6 1954, Page 7

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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - May 6, 1954, Kingsport, TennesseeThursday. May 6. 1954 Kingsport times 7 sen. Mccarthy surprised when called As Ness by Kosk i Kkt Washington in s sen. Joseph r. Mccarthy appeared to have been the most surprised and least witness to take the far in he car pcs on his with the army Dispi f outer with army counsel Joseph n Welch. Mccarthy told newsmen he considered it easier to he on the Vaiuli Filion there at the Able questioning witnesses and watching the senators and Mccarthy said he was As sur prised As everyone else no nit being called tit testily yesterday although he had a suspicion when subcommittee counsel key h. Jenkins said there was going to be another witness at stake was the identity of the person who gave Mccarthy a copy of a confidential letter dealing with espionage for rus Sia and bearing the statement that it originated from Fri director j. Edgar Hoover. V Elch. In a piping voice started from afar to close in on the senator. Mccarthy in a heavy Low tone refused to give ground. The fireworks started with Welch demanding that the offi Cial reporter read us slowly the oath Mccarthy took. The request was ruled out of order. The Duel of first rate order then vent As Welch the oath included a Promise a solemn Promise by you to Lell the truth. Comma the whole truth comma and nothing but the truth. Is that Correct Mccarthy or. Welch you Are not the first individual that tried to get me to betray the Confidence and give out the names of my informants. You will be no More successful than those who have tried in the past Welch and when you took u the oath i did you have some mental reservation some fifth or sixth amendment notion that you could measure what you should Mccarthy i Don t take the fifth or sixth have you some Pri vate reservation when you take the oath that you will Tell the whole truth that lets you be the judge of what you will testify Mccarthy the answer is there is no reservation about Telline the whole Welch thank you. Sir then Tell us who delivered the Docu ment to Mccarthy the answer i no. You will not get that inform Welch you wish then to put your own interpretation on your oath and Tell us less than the whole Mccarthy or. Welch Nei ther you nor anyone else will Ever get me to violate the Confidence of Loyal people in this government who

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