INVESTIGATIONS: The Accused

The question was carefully phrased. Had Alger Hiss or his wife ever turned over any Government documents to Whittaker Chambers? In a hushed room in New York's federal courthouse, Alger Hiss, onetime State Department official, listened to the question. Outside, a wet snow was falling on the city. Hiss, the man with the impeccable background, answered: "Never . . ."

Would Hiss say that he had never seen Chambers, the self-confessed ex-Communist espionage agent, after Jan. 1, 1937? Replied Hiss: "Yes, I think I can definitely say that."

"Having Taken an Oath." He...

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