Catlett's younger son was, according
to trial observers, a "truculent" defense witness
on cross examination, as he grew frustrated
with repeated questioning on the typewriter
issue. In the end, the Catletts' confused testimony
did little to help Hiss.
also known as "Mike," was instrumental in helping
the defense locate the Woodstock
typewriter that it then placed in evidence under
the assumption that it had been the typewriter
owned by the Hisses and later given to the Catletts.