National Affairs: No Errors

Alger Hiss was near the end of his road. Last week a U.S. court of appeals decided there was enough believable evidence of his guilt. The "breadth and scope" of Whittaker Chambers' testimony against him had been "adequately substantiated," said the court. Nor could the court find any reversible errors in his second trial, which ended last January, in Hiss's conviction for perjury on two counts.

Said Hiss: "I reaffirm my innocence." He has 30 days to carry an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.


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