LABOR: Carey on Communism

In Manhattan last week 2,500 trade unionists jammed into Mecca Temple to protest the execution by the Soviet Government of Henryk Ehrlich and Victor Alter, Polish labor leaders. This was the first U.S. gathering on the cause célèbre since Soviet Ambassador Maxim Litvinoff had announced that Ehrlich and Alter had been liquidated for subversive activities (TIME, March 15). Cried A.F. of L. President William Green: "Shameless, wanton execution. . . ." New York's Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia called it "Russia's Sacco-Vanzetti case." Many another U.S. labor leader voiced outraged protest.

But for its effect on the U.S. labor movement the most...

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