COMMUNISTS: The Little Commissar

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Frankie Waldron, with his wavy brown hair, his snappy clothes and his electric smile, was as handsome as a junior Arrow Collar Man. Frankie's family was far from well-to-do, but Frankie danced and wisecracked his way into Franklin High School's social upper crust. He was manager of the basketball team, manager of the senior play, and a passionate, if reedy-voiced, star of the debating team. Just about everybody who knew him in Seattle back in 1923 predicted that Frankie Waldron would go far.

Last week, a quarter of a century later,...

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