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Tacoma-born George Shaw Wheeler, 41, his wife and four children, got to Czechoslovakia just before the Communist coup of February 1948. A U.S. Government employee since 1934 (NLRB, Department of Labor, War Production Board), Wheeler had served in a moderately important job with the U.S. Military Government in Germany. After two years and several loyalty investigations, he was fired in an economy drive. Wheeler went to Prague, got a job teaching economics in Charles University, wrote articles for the small Wallaceite National Guardian.

Last week Wheeler called a press conference, denounced the U.S. for the Marshall Plan, the Atlantic pact and "Wall...