National Affairs: The Heat's On

From coast to coast, indignant citizens took after Communists, their party-line friends, and some they just suspected of being party-liners. Distinctions were not always finely drawn, and so the actions they took ranged from sound to silly to unjust. Items:

NBC postponed the fall premiere of the TV version of The Aldrich Family, because it had received a lot of protests against one member of the cast, Actress Jean Muir. She was identified as a leftie in a directory published by Counterattack. Rejoined Actress Muir: "It's strange . . . especially since I consider Communism one of the most vicious things in...

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