RELIEF: Indelible Red

In all his Red-hunting, Texas' Representative Martin ("Un-American") Dies never put on the stand a real, live, current Communist. This was perhaps intentional. Virginia's Representative Clifton ("Economy") Woodrum last week produced a Communist, and with shrewd design.

Mr. Woodrum is in charge of the WPA investigation ordered by the House when it voted the President another $100,000,000 for relief. Mr. Woodrum set out to explore the Workers Alliance of America—WPA, unemployed & reliefers' union which claims 400,000 members, of whom 150,000 pay 10¢ to $1 monthly dues.* Leaders of the Alliance are...

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