RADICALS: Trouble Into Trouble

"I can't concentrate in jail," a wrinkled-faced, white-haired, gentle-mannered, old woman told Omaha newshawks one day last September, "so I won't do any serious reading or any work. This is a pretty fair jail. It's clean."

So saying, Mother Bloor, oldest and best known female Red in the U. S., proceeded to Grand Island, Neb. to finish serving a 30-day term for unlawful assembly. It was her 36th arrest.

Last week Manhattan Communists turned out with cheers to welcome her back from jail. For 40 years energetic, strong-voiced, little Mother Bloor has...

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