EXAMINATION BY COURT
Q. Dr. Cotter on or about May 16, 1943
you stated in prior testimony to the effect that a certain individual
advised you to see higher authorities regarding the alleged concerning
A. Yes I brought up this matter of the
alleged order and said that I wanted to clear myself and what I should
do. Captain Lawrence advised me to get in touch with General Morehead.
Captain Bache said that if he were in a position like that, he would take
up the matter with higher army authorities.
Q. Dr. Cotter you made the statement
that during the conversation it was remarked that if he were involved in a
matter as you are that he would go to higher headquarters.
A. He was worried about the allegation
which I mentioned to him. That was the action that he would take under
Q. An allegation of what?
A. An allegation that I was alleged to
be under suspicion of subversive activity. The discussion was as to what
I should do. Captain Walsh told me to drop it that there was nothing to
Q. Dr. Cotter at the time of the
discussion that you mentioned what other people were present.
A. Captain Lawrence. I was not certain
that there were any other people present at the discussion. There were
other people in the house but at that time we were in kitchen and there
were numerous discussions in my house prior to this.
Q. You stated that you knew from 6
weeks to 2 months before you met the accused that you were under
A. I said I was under suspicion not
Q. Six weeks to 2 months?
A. Very definitely.
Q. Did you at any time speak of the
subject under question with either of the accused? (Defense Objected on
the ground that specifications read on or about May 16.)
OBJECTION NOT SUSTAINED BY COURT.
A. About 4 or 5 days after I had first
learned from other people that an order had been out I brought up the
question to Captain walsh.
Q. What was the date?
A. About 6 weeks or two months before.
Q. In what way did you bring up the
A. Captain Walsh came into my house for
a few minutes and I said, do you believe I am a spy.
Q. What was the rest of the
conversation from there?
A. Captain Walsh said, I don’t.
Q. Did you tell him the information you
had on the subject?
Q. What did he say to that?
A. I don’t know.
Q. At any other time did you have any
other discussion wit the accused concerning this matter.
A. I don’t remember, at least on one
Q. Did you say the subject one upon
which you and the accused were on familiar speaking terms?
A. No. It is an obsession with me of
being suspected of subversive activity.
Q. On or about May 16 did you talk with
the other accused on this subject?
A. I am not certain whether I did or
Q. Dr. Cotter when this discussion that
you said prior to May 16 took place with Captain Walsh was it after you
had been informed of a certain order.
A. Yes. After being informed that it
had been promulgated. A few days later, about 3 days later.
Q. Dr. Cotter in these parties is there
considerable drinking going on?
A. Yes, always.
Prosecution: Does the court desire any
witness called or recalled at this time?
President: The court desired to recall