National Affairs: THE OTHER JOE

THE ARMY'S counsel is easily the smoothest performer, and perhaps the ablest lawyer, in the McCarthy-Army hearings. By the merest tilt of his ample nose, Joseph Nye Welch conveys to millions of televiewers his utter disdain or disbelief; with a gentle pressure of fingertips on his lips or an amused 'sparkle in his eye, he semaphores an attack that will bruise Roy Cohn or disconcert Joe McCarthy.

Deliverance from Temptation. Though Welch is a superb actor, he is no lightweight; he has a foxy, seasoned legal mind. With 35 years of courtroom fencing behind...

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