RADICALS: Release?

For two weeks it was kept quiet, because it was feared that publicity might be hampering. Last week it was officially announced. The President had picked a board to investigate the vexing question of the 31 so-called political prisoners—chiefly I.W.W.'s convicted in Federal penitentiaries under War-time laws.

The Joint Amnesty Committee had been agitating for their release for many months. President Harding, a few weeks before his death, liberated several of these prisoners, some of them under conditions of good behavior, deportation, etc. Several of...

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