ESPIONAGE: To Stop the Leak

After almost three months of shadowing and snooping, FBI's quiet supersleuths in New York and Washington last week arrested five men and a woman on charges of conspiracy to violate the espionage laws. Promptly, the U.S. had its biggest State-secrets case of the war.

What distinguished it from World War II 's other "spy" cases was the fact that all those arrested were U.S. citizens. The six:

¶ Buffalo-born, Bryn Mawr-educatedKate Louise Mitchell, 36, authoress (IndiaWith-out Fable), pamphleteer and socialite leftist.

¶ Ukrainian-born Philip Jacob Jaffe, 48, wealthy Manhattan greeting-card manufacturer, who, along with Miss Mitchell, edited and published a little magazine called...

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