National Affairs: Reds & Things

The boiled front of Connecticut's shirtsleeve C.I.O.-P.A.C. is a name-studded, money-gathering outfit called the Connecticut Citizens Political Action Committee. Born at a gala January party, the 500-member C.C.P.A.C. chose as its chairman lean, bespectacled Dr. Liston Pope, associate professor of social ethics at Yale. For balance, Torchsinger Libby Holman was named vice chairman, and Mrs. Howard Brubaker, wife of a New Yorker paragrapher, executive secretary.

Then came the political action—mostly internecine. The nub of the controversy was obscure, but suddenly C.C.P.A.C. was split in splinters. Cried Dr. Pope: "All Communists in this organization...

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