COMMUNISTS: Picnic at Peekskill

It was to be an orderly, "peaceable" demonstration, protesting the appearance of Communist-tuned Singer Paul Robeson at a picnic ground outside of Peekskill, N. Y. True, the veterans of Westchester County had brought along enough brass bands to drown out a full opera company and enough pickets to keep any traffic from getting through. But there was to be no rough stuff, the leaders promised. Then the veterans, 500 strong, started down the road leading to the picnic grove itself.

In the gathering darkness, the early arrivals among the audience locked arms in front of a large truck, defiantly burst...

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