IMMIGRATION: Persistent Pink

Author of a Communist tract called The Coming Struggle for Power, baldish, fattish, 37-year-old British Evelyn John St. Loe Strachey says he is no Communist. Having barely escaped deportation proceedings during a U.S. lecture tour in 1935, young Mr. Strachey this year set out on another with the proofs of a new book, Hope in America, under his arm. Last week he sat cooling his heels, along with a Hungarian pianist and two Montenegrin stowaways, in the flag-draped detention room at Ellis Island.

Mr. Strachey was wrathful because the Department of State had canceled his visa while he was on the...

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