National Affairs: No Dies

Last week the Communist Party gave a remarkable exhibition of hauteur. Like the aristocratic Southern lady who sneered "Newspaper talk" when told that the Titanic had gone down, Party members have steadily sniffed when evidence offered at Washington charged Communists with espionage, treason, counterfeiting, slugging, murder, double-dealing, graft, wrecking, sabotage, forgery, as well as considerable mental and political confusion. Beaming over recent Russian successes in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland, Communists were in no mood to talk about the revelations of Congressman Martin Dies's Committee investigating un-American activities.

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