The Farm Equipment-United Electrical workers is a catch-all union built around former C.I.O. affiliates who were expelled for being dominated by Communists. It controls 325,000 workers, is now staging a strike at 15 International Harvester plants. Last week in Chicago, the F.E.-U.E. was under the scrutiny of the House Un-American Activities Committee.

The committee heard testimony linking 26 F.E.-U.E. officers with Communist Party activities. One of the 26: black-browed, Corsica-born John Toussaint Bernard, who was once (1937-38) a Farmer-Labor Congressman from Minnesota, and who once (1950) appeared in Chicago's Loop clad in a Santa Claus suit and handing out Stockholm...

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