COMMUNISTS: Evolution or Revolution

Sixteen solemn U.S. citizens filed into the jury box in a big walnut-paneled and marble courtroom in Manhattan last week, rose in their three-tiered box as Federal Judge Harold Medina made his entrance. The black-robed Court seated himself in his high-backed chair, looked out over the top of his desk and nodded to U.S. Attorney John F. X. McGohey. The trial of eleven Communist leaders, charged with conniving as Communists to overthrow the Government by violence, had finally got down to business.

A hundred-odd spectators watched. Six lawyers for the defense hunched...

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