NEW JERSEY: Hague v. Liberty

Like men attracted by the inaccessibility of Mt. Everest, libertarians are attracted to Jersey City, N. J.. where Mayor Frank Hague stifles any "Red" seeking to speak well in public of C. I. O. Montana's loud Representative Jerry O'Connell tried it twice in May, was scared out once, bums-rushed the next time.

Last week—as Boss Hague was haled into Federal District Court in nearb'y Newark by C. I. O. and the Civil Liberties Union to defend himself against a charge of abridging the constitutional right of free speech—Norman Thomas, whose Socialist Party claims partial credit for ex...

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