IOWA: Never Again

"They're seizing the power plant and the telephone building now," boomed the voice over the public-address system. "Henceforth, they will be the property of the state. A boy has been arrested for waving an American flag. He will be dealt with severely." Hartley, Iowa (pop. 1,650) was staging a demonstration of Communism for a day.

The idea came to Ingwer Hansen one day last spring when he was listening to an American Legion radio program in which Communists seized the Government. Hansen, who carries the town's mail, is also the local Legion commander and secretary of the Chamber of Commerce....

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