COMMUNISTS: Reds in the Sierra

Before a secluded cabin, 8,000 ft. up in California's Sierra Nevada range, stood two bare-chested men basking in the mid-afternoon sun. Not far away, hidden by the underbrush, 16 other men closed in silently around the cabin. They looked like unshaven, jean-clad campers, but they were actually FBI agents, armed with pistols and carbines. When they had completed their circle, at a prearranged moment, five sedans carrying reinforcements rattled down a dirt road to a point 20 yards from the cabin. Slowly the G-men converged on the cabin, covered the two sunbathers, routed out two more men and a...

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