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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!