LABOR: True to the Red, White & Blue

Ever since it gave the old heave-ho to the United Electrical Workers at its convention last November, the C.I.O. has been steadily scraping the rest of the Communist-dominated unions off its shoes. Last week, with six already expelled, it called San Francisco's lean, hawk-nosed Longshore Boss Harry Bridges to Washington to stand trial on a charge of following the Moscow line and sabotaging C.I.O. policy.

For three days the hearings went on, behind closed doors in the C.I.O.'s limestone headquarters on Jackson Place, which looks out on the garden of Blair House (Harry Truman's bedroom is not much more than 50...

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