COMMUNISTS: The Sheepdog

Irving H. Saypol, a stocky New Yorker with a firm chin, is now the nation's No. 1 legal hunter of top Communists. He helped Tom Murphy prosecute Alger Hiss, collaborated in the trial of the top eleven Communists and—after becoming U.S. Attorney in New York last year—convicted William Remington and Atom. Spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Last week Prosecutor Saypol was busy as a sheepdog. He was trying to keep a handful of second-string Communists within the law's purview, to make sure that they are still on hand when it comes time to try them for conspiring to teach...

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