National Affairs: The Angel

The man summoned to account for the four Communist fugitives is one of the oddest specimens in the Communists' menagerie. Tall, intense Frederick Vanderbilt Field, 46, is the millionaire son of mil and the party's most dependable angel. His millionaires, great-great-grandfather was the profane steamboater and railroad builder, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. The Civil Rights Congress bail fund, of which Field is secretary, has handed over about $450,000 in bail money for the beleaguered Communists in the past three years. He is a registered foreign agent, as a lobbyist for Communist China....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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