The witnesses against the Communists have included such young patriots as Herbert Philbrick. persuaded by the FBI to infiltrate the Communist Party at great personal sacrifice, and such tortured souls as Whittaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley. Inevitably, the witnesses have also included a few prize phonies, interested only in the fast dollar and the big headline. Last week the biggest phony of them all, Harvey Marshall Matusow, a Communist who turned professional antiCommunist, and is now headed full circle, faced the press in room 108 of Manhattan's Biltmore Hotel.

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