The Press: Door Slammed

The constitution of the 27,000-member American Newspaper Guild, C.I.O., provides that no one shall be barred from guild membership "by reason of age, sex, race, national origin, religious or political conviction." That provision has always prevented the guild from slamming the door on Communist members. Last week at its annual convention in Los Angeles, the guild passed a resolution to amend its constitution, barring from membership "any proven or admitted member of the Communist Party." Explained Guild President Joseph F. Collis: "Membership in the Communist Party represents more than a political conviction and is in fact participation in an international conspiracy...

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