COMMUNISTS: Even for No-Goods

The only immediate effects of the nation's new anti-Communist law were the indignant yelps from the Reds themselves. Manhattan's Daily Worker trumpeted their defiance: they would simply not comply with the McCarran law's provision that all Communists must register. They had 30 days from Sept. 23 to change their minds.* After that, under the law, the Department of Justice would have to get to work, start hauling non-registered Communists before a subversive activities board.

The convicted leaders of the Communist Party were also given at least a few more weeks to thrash...

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