COMMUNISTS: The Time Is Now

Three years after he refused to answer questions of the House Un-American Activities Committee, pudgy Eugene Dennis, general secretary of the U.S. Communist Party, trudged off to a Washington, D.C. jail last week to begin serving his one-year (plus $1,000 fine) sentence for contempt of Congress. Dennis protested that it wasn't fair to jail him while he was busy appealing two other sentences which he had incurred since: five years and a $10,000 fine for conspiring to advocate the overthrow of the U.S. Government, and six months for contempt of court for his disruptive conduct while defending himself against...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!