To his collection of startling remarks, ex-President Harry S. Truman added this one last fortnight: "I'm the only man who ever sent a Communist to jail." What about the Eisenhower Administration's record to date? The question was answered by Attorney General Herbert Brownell on last week's Report from the White House radio program. In its first year, Brownell said, the Eisenhower Administration has: ¶ Convicted and jailed, under the Smith Act, 17 Communist Party leaders. They were indicted when Truman was still in office, and are now free on bail, pending appeal.

¶ Indicted 20 more Communist Party leaders,...

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