Communists: Warning to the Unwary

T he Justice Department, which has been trying for years to force 22 left-wing organizations to register as Communist fronts under the Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950, has had little luck to date. Despite the long-drawn-out appeals that have stymied it in most cases, the department believes nonetheless that simply by publishing the facts about such groups, it can warn away many innocents and alert unwary members. With this in mind, it started proceedings last week to force the campus-oriented W.E.B. DuBois Clubs to register as a Communist front.

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