ARIZONA: Burning Decks

Dr. Harry Allen Overstreet, 78, is a practical philosopher. "The boy who stood on the burning deck was a moron," he said years ago. "Intelligence means sense enough to respond to a new situation. That boy didn't have sense enough to get off the deck." Much later, Dr. Overstreet had occasion to practice what he teaches. During the '303, he and his wife unwittingly supported several Communist-front causes. When they discovered where they really stood, the Overstreets quickly got off the blazing decks.

But their indiscretions clung to them like smoke. Last summer, when the Over-streets were booked for a...

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