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Anti-Catholic `smear' campaign to be probed

Recent election campaign activities of a professional " smear group" are being probed by a U.S. Senate sub-committee. according to the American weekly Newsweek.

The group is said to include "a prominent Fascist-type agitator." Literature circulated in key States during the selection attempted to tie up A prominent Catholic with the Ku-Klux-Klan.

In New York, anti-Jewish and anti-Catholic sentiment was, it is reported, deliberately fanned and the same,group is said to have exploited anti-Negro feeling in the south.

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