BRITISH GUIANA: The Tie That Binds

When the Communist-led People's Progressive Party won British Guiana's elections last month (TIME, May 11), it was the first time that Reds reached power in the British Empire. Last week, the P.P.P.s went right on setting precedents. For the formal opening of the new colonial Assembly, in which they hold 18 of 24 seats, party members agreed to wear what may turn out to be a sort of new Communist uniform for the tropics—white suits and red ties. The party's three women members were scheduled to appear in white dresses, with red rosettes at the shoulder.


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