COMMUNISTS: Red Labyrinth

In Manhattan's massive Federal Courthouse on downtown Foley Square, the U.S. Government brought eleven top leaders of the Communist Party to trial. The twelfth, William Foster, 67-year-old party chairman, had begged off because of an ailing heart. The charge, hung on them last summer by a grand jury: they had conspired in 1945* to form the present Communist Party structure and teach and advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. Government.

On the outcome depended the future of the Communist Party as a legitimate political party in the U.S.

Better Not to Weep....

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