COMMUNISTS: Boiling Over

The nation was good and mad at Communists—home-grown as well as the U.S.S.R. and North Korean varieties—and here & there its temper not only boiled up but boiled over. Items: ¶ In Detroit, the common council forbade sidewalk news vendors to sell "subversive literature," gave the commissioner of police the job of determining what was subversive. The Detroit Newspaper Guild protested that they disliked Commie publications ("They are dismal examples of journalism. They have shown a constant disregard for the truth.") but didn't believe in suppressing them. The council decided to...

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