COMMUNISTS: Out (Temporarily?)

Six of the top eleven Communists convicted in 1949 of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the Government were released from prison last week after having served 44 months of five-year sentences (16 months off for good behavior). But they were not free men. Benjamin J. Davis Jr., 51, former New York City councilman, was immediately taken to Pittsburgh to serve a 60-day contempt-of-court sentence. The others were rearrested on charges of knowingly being members of a party dedicated to violent overthrow of the Government, a charge first tested by the...

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