LABOR: Heaviest Sentence

Convinced by uncontested evidence of his Communist Party membership, a Denver jury two months ago decided that Maurice E. Travis, ex-secretary-treasurer of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, had perjured himself by filing the non-Communist affidavits required of union leaders by the Taft-Hartley Act. Last week, up for sentencing before U.S. District Judge Jean S. Breitenstein, Travis, 45, drew eight years in prison and an $8,000 fine—the heaviest punishment yet inflicted for perjury on a Taft-Hartley affidavit. Said Communist Travis: "I have been a radical, a nonconformist all my adultlife . . . The Taft-Hartley law...

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