The Press: What's in a Name?

When EGA Boss Paul Hoffman resigned last week, Paris' L'Aube, organ of the Conservative M.R.P. party, filled in its readers on his successor. Headlined L'Aube: ". . . An Ex-Militant Communist, M. William Z. Foster, Becomes Administrator of the Marshall Plan."

ECA's Foster, L'Aube went on blithely, became a convert to communism after the Russian Revolution, was a defendant on "criminal syndicalism" charges in 1923, a candidate for the U.S. presidency in 1924, 1928 and 1932. By 1946, L'Aube said without further explanation, he was Under Secretary of Commerce, became EGA deputy in 1948 and deputy administrator last year.

Next day L'Aube woke...

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