The Press: Hold That Line!

You could have knocked Frank Hague over with a split ballot. In his 26 years as Mayor of Jersey City, he had done more than his bit to establish himself as the U. S.'s prime suppressor of civil liberties. His hired thugs made an almost ceremonial fox hunt out of chasing labor organizers and, especially, Communists out of town. Now the Communists swore they loved him. The U. S. press laughed itself silly.

This stunning turnabout was official. William Norman, executive secretary of the New Jersey Communist Party, made the statement in the...

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