Grand juries beat their way through some dark underbrush last week.

A federal grand jury in Manhattan indicted Government Economist William W. Remington for perjury, charging that he had lied when he denied under oath that he had ever been a Communist. Remington had already been ordered to quit his $10,000-a-year job in the Commerce Department, or be fired. "With heavy heart," Remington resigned his job after his indictment, to devote "full time to proving in the court that I am innocent."

The same jury, taking the bit in its teeth, had also moved into the Amerasia case (TIME, June 12)...

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