1954 Security Hearing Board Investigation
On April 10, 1954, Schmidt received yet another memorandum, informing her she was being charged with disloyalty to the United States Goverment. Because of a change in loyalty and security procedures, Schmidt's case from 1950 had come under review. She was charged with being a member of The Washington Cooperative Bookshop and with associating with members of the Bookshop. Schmidt quickly retained a lawyer, David Cobb, who represented her in her last Loyalty Hearing. She had to, yet again, write a response to the charges and seek affidavits from acquaintances.