Education: Lone Star v. Red

The way Wendell Addington heard about it in the Army, Communism sounded wonderful. He had a friend in the 32nd Infantry Division who convinced him that "to be a Communist was the highest honor in the world, for the Communists represent the future of mankind." So, in 1946, when he got back home to Lubbock, Tex., Wendell Addington joined the party. At about the same time, he also became a student at the University of Texas.

Since then, Texas and its university have been hearing quite a bit from Communist Addington. As youth director...

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