The Press: Guide for Saps

The Chicago Journal of Commerce, bible of Midwestern businessmen, last week devoted six columns to publishing the list of 564 "Communist fronts" compiled by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. From now on, the Journal announced in a front-page editorial, it would not mention any group on the list without a parenthetical warning that it had been "cited as a Communist-front organization by Government agencies." Explained Editor John Ames: "Some businessmen are such saps. They get to rooting for all kinds of things, and then they get to contributing, and before you know it they're on the board."


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