RADICALS: Lonely Voice

Five nights a week at 7:45 E.S.T., approximately 1% of New York City's radio listeners dial station WHN for 15 minutes of liverish news analysis by a balding frenetic, German-born commentator named Johannes Steel. Fortnight ago he had a proud announcement: he would be the American Labor Party's candidate for Congressman from Manhattan's lower East Side.

Dark-horse Steel's most prominent backer turned out to be Commerce Secretary Henry A. Wallace, who had written him a letter of endorsement saying: "I wish you all success." Democrats and Republicans were astounded. But Manhattan's Communists, seeing a chance for "an important labor victory" (and...

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