For ten weeks Special Examiner Charles Brown Sears conducted hearings in San Francisco to determine the status of Australian Harry Bridges. Was he ever a Communist and thus, as an alien-born member of a party urging the overthrow of the Government by force and violence, still liable to deportation? For three and a half months Judge Sears considered the evidence, last week turned in a 185-page report to Attorney General Biddle. Its gist: Bridges was a Communist.


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