National Affairs: In the Crow's-Nest

For years burly Joe Curran played with Communists in the National Maritime Union, and was mighty glad to get their support. For years they used simple-minded Joe, and Joe toed the party line. Now Joe has to admit the Commies had him in a crate.

He had tried to break out. In N.M.U.'s general election he had asked candidates with Communist labels to get out of office. The Reds, Joe roared, with utmost fidelity to the truth, were disrupting the union. The Reds had confidently accepted the challenge.

Last week when the votes were all counted, it was apparent that the Commies had...

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