MEXICO: Quicklime and Communists

In a spacious Fifth Avenue apartment overlooking Manhattan's Central Park lives Jesse S. Harte. president of prosperous little Intermediate Factors Corp., with his wife and daughter. Son Sheldon went to Duke University, took up with Communism without the knowledge of his family, and on graduating refused a job in his father's office. In March he set off for a "vacation in Mexico." Secretly, before leaving Manhattan, Sheldon Harte had visited Leon Trotsky's lawyer, Albert Goldman, who hired the youth to work in Mexico City as a secretary-bodyguard to the Great Exile. Last month Sheldon was kidnapped by a terrorist group...

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