COMMUNISTS: Brother Hanns

The House Committee on Un-American Activities last week got around to Communist Gerhart Eisler's younger brother Hanns.

Hanns, Hollywood composer and author of a new book criticizing the movies (TIME, Sept. 29), sweated and squirmed under the Washington kleigs as he listened to Committee Chief Investigator Robert Stripling describe him as "the Karl Marx of Communism in the field of music." Like Brother Gerhart, Hanns demanded the privilege of reading a statement to the committee. Chairman J. Parnell Thomas shouted an angry refusal. Thereupon, like Brother Gerhart, Eisler handed out typewritten copies of his statement to newsmen: "This hearing is...

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