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Earl Browder had gone to jail acting as though he were delighted at the chance to be a martyr. He didn't have $1,500 to put up as bail on a contempt of Congress charge, and, he said contentedly, he didn't know where to find it.

A 75-year-old Washington spinster named Margaret Shipman read the news of his incarceration with fire in her eye. Last week Miss Shipman, a wiry, retired schoolteacher who once circulated petitions for Sacco & Vanzetti, decided to rush to the rescue. Although she had never met Browder until the day before, she marched into Washington district court, dug...

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