THE CONGRESS: Are You a Red?

In a New York federal courtroom last week, a congressional subcommittee cornered a group of union labor leaders. It fired the same question at them which had been asked last year of a group of Hollywood writers and producers. The question: "Are you or have you ever been a Communist?" The unionists were from the C.I.O.'s Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which takes in everyone from truck loaders to notions-counter clerks in the country's department stores. The union, with some 150,000 members, is split by a right wing-left wing fight.

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