Foreign News: Woe Is Me

Last month Parliament and the press finally became aware that a lot of aliens locked up during the Fifth Column scare since last May were not only friendly but valuable to national defense. Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security Sir John Anderson promised to release about 10,000 internees. Last week, however, they were still in jail and the clamor continued. London Daily Herald Columnist Hannen Swaffer exposed the treatment of 600 alien "suspects" at Pentonville Prison. He charged that the prisoners—"no longer names but numbers"—were locked in cells all day long with only an hour's exercise, saw no newspapers, were...

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