COMMUNISTS: Venerable Chestnut

One near-zero morning last week, cheerful, bespectacled John Williamson stepped briskly from his apartment in Manhattan's Washington Heights to be greeted by some absolute strangers. They made themselves known with dispatch. They were FBI agents and immigration officers, and they hustled John Williamson off to Ellis Island.

Thus the Government tapped another top Communist for deportation. Williamson, 45, married and father of two sons, is the party's national labor secretary and a member of its twelve-man policymaking board. The Justice Department identified him as fourth in the U.S. party's hierarchy, called...

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