TRIALS: The Patriots

As 13 convicted second-string Communist leaders came before him for sentencing last week, New York's Federal Judge Edward J. Dimock was unable to resist a bit of grandstanding from the bench. He asked: "If something like spending the rest of your life in Russia could be worked out as a substitute for prison, would that interest you at all?" The Communists fervently refused—not without some grandstanding of their own. Cried Big Red Hen Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: the suggestion was "comparable to asking a Christian if he wanted to go to heaven right away . . . We feel we...

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