Oregon: Marxist from Multnomah

After he had grubbed for several years at the grass roots, it seemed only right that handsome, hardworking Donald Hamerquist should be rewarded with an official role in Oregon's Democratic establishment. Thus a year ago, he was allowed to run unopposed for the post of committeeman for the 400th Precinct in Portland's Multnomah County and was duly elected 88 to 0. Hamerquist's harmony with the party was unbroken until last March, when an FBI informer revealed that he was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party. To the consternation of the Democrats, Hamerquist readily admitted to being a Communist...

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