Last week, as it had to many another of his colleagues, the fate worse than death befell burly, oldtime Communist William F. Dunne. He was expelled from the Party.

This was a continuation of the little purge, carried on while Mother Russia staged a big purge (TIME, Sept. 2). But within Communist circles it was far bigger news than the recent excommunication of Ruth (My Sister Eileen) McKenney et al. Tough, wide-chested, hard-drinking Bill Dunne, the "Wild Bull from Montana," had come into the Party by way of the I.W.W. He had led striking copper miners in Butte, textile workers in...

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