The Press: Rights v. Duties

The British public, traditionally slow to Snake up its mind, was coming to a reluctant conclusion: that even homegrown Communists are Communists first, Britons second. An incident in Yorkshire last week illuminated the change in sentiment.

Editor W. Linton Andrews of the Tory Yorkshire Post learned that one of his staff members, 20-year-old Legman Peter Fryer, had carried a Red banner in a May Day demonstration. Andrews asked Communist Fryer for an explanation. He got an apology, and a promise from Fryer that he would never wear his Red sympathies in public again. But Reporter Fryer refused to renounce his Communism. The...

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