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No. [laughs] I have a funny anecdote! I was at some
luncheon and the subject, of course, came up. This man asked me all
sorts of questions. He was terribly interested in Time, Inc. and
Chambers and Hiss, and later on I discovered that he was Hiss'
This was at the time, you mean, in 1950 this luncheon took place?
What was--in other words, you didn't have any personal knowledge
of anything involved in that case? Was that, “No?” [laughs] It
doesn't record when you shake your head.
No. I looked at the whole thing with distaste.
Because Chambers didn't appear to be somebody that you
particularly liked and Hiss did. And yet you had a suspicion that
maybe Chambers was right and Hiss was a crook. It was just a very
unpleasant confrontation between somebody that you would naturally
associate with versus somebody that you said, “Oh, gosh. What the
hell is he doing on the staff?”
What was distasteful about Chambers?
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