Browder Out

The U.S. Communist Party, which has had to drop almost all of its old war cries, had to drop another one last week.

President Roosevelt freed Earl Browder, former General Secretary of the C.P., from Atlanta penitentiary, after he had served 14 months of his four-year sentence for passport fraud. His release, explained the President, "would have a tendency to promote national unity and allay any feelings which may exist" about Browder's having been persecuted for his political views. His Hitler-style mustache shaved off, thinner and greyer than when he started his...

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