COMMUNISTS: Comrade, Be Gone

The Communist Party last week drummed another erring comrade out into the cold capitalist world. He was Party Wheelhorse Robert Wood, 43, a Harvard Law School graduate, onetime state secretary of the party in Oklahoma, and more recently a member of the party's New York County Committee and a writer for the Daily Worker. The indictment against Backslider Wood, as published in the Daily Worker, had the ring of similar ceremonies in Moscow, Bucharest and Prague: "Wood was expelled for . . . panic in the face of the fire of the class enemy, for acts endangering the party ....

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