National Affairs: I (have, have not) . . . .

Beginning next week the 45,000 U. S. post offices will distribute to noncitizens some 5,000,000 sample questionnaires in six key languages—Italian, German, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Yiddish. Two weeks later the four-month registration period will commence at 7,500 first and second class post offices. There aliens will be fingerprinted, answer the Department's 15 probing queries. Most pertinent item reads: "Within the past 5 years I (have, have not) been affiliated with or active in (a member of, official of, a worker for) organizations devoted in whole or in part to influencing or furthering...

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