COMMUNISTS: The Lost Weekend

The American Communist Party (spring model '46) hopefully held its breath. On Friday, ex-Comrade Earl Browder crossed over into Soviet territory at the frontier station of Vainikkala, Finland. Then & there he vanished. What had happened to him? The C.P. hoped for the worst.

Ever since haggard, bitter Earl Browder had been dethroned as U.S. Communist boss last July, for deviation from the party line, he has been the Party's No. i anathema. A withering pamphlet entitled "The Path of a Renegade" relegated him to the "gutter of history," denounced him as a lackey of Big Business. Cried...

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