National Affairs: Shrewd

In a simply furnished, two-room Manhattan office sat a tired-looking, greying man. Leaning back in his chair, he puffed on his pipe, leafed through a magazine, occasionally looked out the window at the drab court below. Earl Browder, onetime boss of U.S. Communists, looked like any little businessman waiting for customers.

But he refused to explain last week what his new Distributor's Guide, Inc. proposes to do for its customers when they start arriving. His partner, Brother William, onetime president and business manager of the Daily Worker, let a little information leak out. They had been busy for a month setting up...

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