The Press: Red Beats Republican

A bug that flaps and stings, Manhattan's Communist Daily Worker raises the biggest welts when assisted by its enemies. Thanks to such help last week from an army that advanced too quickly and a general who retreated too easily—the Worker raised a big welt. It had smeared a Republican candidate for Congress right off the ballot. Brigadier General Elliott R. Thorpe (ret.), General MacArthur's wartime counter-intelligence chief) announced that he was "shocked and depressed," and as a result withdrew as a Republican candidate for Congress from Rhode Island.

A year ago, before General Thorpe was nominated, the Daily Worker picked up a...

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