SEQUELS: The Waiting

Two haggard figures, wearing their familiar difficult smiles, once more made the long walk up the stone steps to the U.S. Courthouse in Manhattan's Foley Square. There, with his wife always at his side, Alger Hiss had gone through two of the most thoroughly publicized trials in U.S. history, for a perjury which involved past espionage. Last week the Hisses appeared in court again, this time to hear his lawyer argue the appeal from the five-year prison sentence Hiss got last January.

A curious crowd packed the paneled, 17th-floor room where three judges of the U.S. circuit court of appeals...

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