National Affairs: The Mockers

It was another tough week for the trustees of the Civil Rights Congress bail fund. In Washington, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stanley F. Reed refused bail to Trustees Frederick Vanderbilt Field, Dashiell (The Thin Man) Hammett and W. Alphaeus Hunton while they appealed from convictions for contempt of court. Justice Reed went a step further. He ruled that the U.S. has a perfect right to slap them behind bars for refusing to tell where they got about $450,000 which has been posted as bail for Commies in the past three years.

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