ESPIONAGE: Your Witness, Mr. Kelley

For four days in Washington's Federal Court, hammy little Attorney Archie Palmer had led his client, Judith Coplon, through her intricate story. "Judy," he concluded lugubriously, "you started with the glamour of your job and ended with the dirt and degradation of a trial." Then, turning a contemptuous look on the Government lawyers, Archie announced: "Your witness, Mr. Kelley."

U.S. Attorney John Kelley Jr.—the man who prosecuted Axis Sally—didn't even bother to stand up. Quietly, almost sympathetically, he began cross-examining the 28-year-old Barnard honor graduate, onetime employee in the Department of Justice,...

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