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Rankin Says He Will Seek Congressional Investigation of Anti-Defamation League

Rep. John Rankin, of Mississippi, today told the House that he intends to introduce a resolution to investigate that subversive organization," the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.

Rep. Emanuel Celler arose and called Ranking’s remarks about the A.D.L. a canard." Rankin objected that this was a personal attack and Speaker of the House San Rayburn sent out for a dictionary to define the word, "canard."Rayburn decided that Celler meant that Rankin was a liar and Celler was not allowed to finish speaking.