Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 11, 1976 · Page 9
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VAGE 10 TUCSON D A I L Y C I T I Z E N WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1976 Whittaker Chambers' homosexual past bared ; Wukiajloa Post Nc ws Service !. WASHINGTON - Whittaker Chambers, the one-time Communist agent whose testimony sent Alger Hiss to jail in I960, voluntarily admitted.to the FBI that he had been Homosexual. :" Chambers told his story in detail to federal agents in February 1949, because he feared that Hiss's defense lawyers would uncover his homosexual activity and use it to discredit him when he testified against Hiss in a perjury trial that year. "I tell it now only because, in this case, I stand for truth," Chambers wrote in a statement that he handed to FBI agents in a sealed envelope. "Having testified mercilessly against others, it has become my function to testify mercilessly against myself. 1 ' His secret was kept 27 years until it surfaced this week among papers made public as a result of a suit under the Freedom of Information Act. It is among a small batch of documents that the FBI had maintained were exempt under the act and did not have to be made public. Deputy Atty. Gen. Harold R. Tyler ruled the papers were relevant to the Hiss case and ordered them released. Chambers, who died in 1961, was a Communist spy in the 1930s, funneling documents stolen in Washington to a Soviet agent in New York City. In 1948, he identified Hiss, a former State Department official, as one source of the documents. Hiss was convicted of perjury for saying that he never knew Chambers and had never passed documents to him. He has maintained he was innocent. Chambers, who was to be the government's key witness against Hiss, was being interviewed almost daily in New York by FBI agents in February 1949, when he decided to unfold the story of his homosexual encounters, which ceased, he said, in 1938 when he broke with the Communist party. After one lengthy interview on Feb. 15, Chambers handed agents an envelope containing a dramatically worded admission of his homosexual life, which even his wife knew nothing about. "The Hiss forces, of course, will seek to prove that my weakness entered into my relations with Alger Hiss and possibly others," Chambers wrote. "This is completely untrue. At no time, did I have such relations, or ever the thought of such relations with Hiss or with anybody else in the Communist party or connected with Communist work of any kind. I kept my secret as jealously from my associates in the C.P. (Communist Party) as I did from everyone else." Chambers' homosexuality never surfaced in the trial, but both he and the FBI heard reports that the Hiss defense hoped to use it to impeach his testimony in the trial, the papers show. The defense attempted to d i s c r e d i t him on o t h e r grounds, including his lies to a congressional committee, his long career as a secret Soviet Job group to convene in Tucson Amigos de SER, a national group helping solve unemployment among Mexican-Americans, will hold a three-day national conference in Tucson next week. The organization plans to give Rep. Morris K. Udall an award (or his support of the Mexican-American community. Frank Gary, chairman of the board of IBM, will be honored for IBM's continued interest in Mexican-American communities through its support of SER programs. The conference, at Braniff Place next Tuesday through Thursday, will focus on the services, materials, manpower and finances necessary to solve unemployment among Mexican-Americans and other minority groups. Lost: $1.1 billion CARSON CITY, Nev. (UPI) -- Gamblers lost a record $1.1 Wllion in Nevada casinos in 1975 and the club owners are expected to relieve visitors of even more money during the bicentennial year. agent, and an extramarital affair with a woman. The FBI also had picked up reports through an informant that the Hiss defense might attempt to show that Chambers had had a homosexual relationship with Hiss's stepson and that through this relationship had gained access to a typewriter used to copy 64 State Department documents passed covertly to Chambers. The Woodstock typewriter had been in Hiss's Georgetown home during the 1930s. At the trial, it was shown to be the one on which the documents were typed and became one of the government's major pieces of evidence against Hiss. Thugs murder Brooklyn priest NEW YORK (AP) -- Three young thugs, who said they wanted to be baptized, fatally shot a 76-year-old, half-blind Roman Catholic priest during a robbery attempt at the rectory of a Brooklyn church, police report. The trio, who terrorized and robbed nine other priests, brothers and visiting parishioners during the afternoon raid, apparently was trying to get the bingo game proceeds, police said. Six fund drives win board's OK The Tucson Fund Raising Review Board has endorsed six local fund drives with goals totaling $346,000. The board's approval was given to the following groups: --The Tucson Chapter of the American National Red Cross with a goal of $156,000 and solicitation costs of $5,000 for a membership drive from March 1 to 31. Proceeds will go towards financing services and programs of the local Chapter. --The Tucson Symphony Society with a goal of $100,000 and $9,925 in costs, from Mar. I to April 1. Proceeds will support the activities of the Tucson Symphony and meet the annual operating deficit. --Arizona's Civic Theater's goal of $50,000 with costs of $65, Feb. 9 to 13 to meet the organization's current general operating budget deficit. --Fan Kane Research Fund for Brain Injured Children with a goal of $25,000 and costs of $500 for a membership drive and selected contacts from Mar. 1 to April 15. Proceeds will be used for habilRa- tion of brain-injured children^ --League of Women Voters of Tucson with a $10,000 goal and costs of $200 for solicitations Feb. 15 to Mar. 31 and a member auction Feb. 21. Proceeds will help support the operating budget for providing non-partisan information to Tucson residents. --Arizona Children's Home Association with a goal of $5,000 and costs of $750 from Feb. 23 to Mar. 31 for a Stock- o-rama. Proceeds will be used to supplement the fee income to finance the regular operating budget. 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