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The Weavers, a folk-singing quartet was barred from the Jack Paar Show because its members had refused to sign loyalty oaths. The quartet "The Weavers" said it had been approached by NBC lawyers about noon yesterday and asked to sign statements that they were not and never had been members of the Communist party. The group unanimously declined. Fred Hellerman, speaking for the group said: "We resent the indignity that such a request implies. Moreover, we feel very strongly that no private business establishment such as NBC has the power or right to require proof or any citizen's patriotism." The network confirmed that it had canceled The Weavers' appearance. See more