National Affairs: Gitlow Lost & Found

MINOR PARTIES Gitlow Lost & Found

Missing—between San Diego, Calif., and Phoenix, Ariz.—one Nominee for Vice President of the U. S. His name was Benjamin Gitlow. He was a Communist—six feet high, a 200-pounder with black hair, swart skin, bright black eyes, long fingers, very large feet, round shoulders. His friends suspected a Klannish plot, or strong-arm work by the American Legion, which had warned him not to visit Phoenix. William O'Brien, candidate of the Workers' (Communist) Party for Governor of Arizona, began searching small-town jails through the Southwest. Suspicion pointed...