While a federal jury in Washington struggled over two million words of testimony in her turbulent trial for espionage, slim, dark-haired Judith Coplon, 28, curled up in a chair in the courthouse pressroom and chatted with newsmen. "Let's not talk about the trial," smiled Judy. "I'm all talked out."

So she talked about Poets W. H. Auden and E. E. Cummings, about modern dancing, and about vacation trips—"This time last year I was in Paris." She posed for photographers—smoothing Defense Attorney Archie Palmer's ruffled hair, adjusting the handkerchief in his suit, looking angry, looking happy, staring pensively into the distance.


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