National Affairs: Another Witness

Another Witness Reporters and spectators were paying scant attention one morning last week when Nathaniel Weyl, 41, a thin, broad-shouldered writer, came forward to take the witness stand in a fourth-floor committee room in the Senate Office Building. "Mr. Weyl," said Counsel Robert Morris of the Senate subcommittee on internal security, "have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" "Yes, I have, Mr. Morris," said Weyl firmly, and the room quieted to attentive silence. A few moments later reporters were scribbling: as a member of a Communist cell in Washington in 1934, Nathaniel Weyl swore that he attended...

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