TRIALS: A Woman's Memories

When lean, handsome William Remington, Commerce Department economist, was accused of being a Communist back in 1948, he defended himself with such injured but manly firmness that he won what seemed to be vindication of a sort. The top U.S. loyalty review board sent him back to his $10,330-a-year job. The New Yorker ran a 24-column article about his ordeal. Meanwhile, Remington sued for $100,000 and got an out-of-court settlement from the network and sponsor of a television program on which onetime Communist Courier Elizabeth Bentley had affirmed her accusations—that he was a member of the party, and that...

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