THE JUDICIARY: Shoes on the Stand

A towering, well-tailored hodcarrier with a roguish black mustache clambered into the witness chair in a San Francisco federal courtroom last week, thumbed his red suspenders and settled back for a long stay. John Schomaker, former Communist, was Witness No.1 in the case of the U.S. v. Harry Bridges.

The Government proposed to prove that Bridges perjured himself at his naturalization proceedings in 1945 when he swore that he had never been a Communist. Schomaker had served as business agent of Bridges' International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, but lost the job in...

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