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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!