Nation: How to Make a Wizard Talk

Robert Shelton, the sallow-faced Imperial Wizard of the United Klans of America, seemed to have lost his tongue last October when the House Un-American Activities Committee began holding hearings on the Ku Klux Klan. In the two days that he slouched in the witness chair, he "respectably declined" to answer any questions of substance, taking the First, Fourth, Fifth and 14th Amendments 158 times. Most insistent were his refusals to produce Klan financial records, despite Chairman Edwin Willis' warning that his intransigence could bring him a citation for contempt of Congress.

Last week it did. Louisiana Democrat Willis started contempt...

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