Nation: Red Shovels

To each according to his needs, said Karl Marx. Living in Yonkers, N.Y., supported mainly by his lecture fees, Gus Hall, general secretary of the American Communist Party, probably figured his needs included a little extra cash. He bought a New York State lottery ticket, and last week he found himself the winner of $500. Hall was not a bit sheepish about having indulged in such a capitalistic vice. To those who charged him with doctrinal impurity, he replied: "Marx said that the capitalist system creates its own grave diggers. Well, this is money for a few more shovels."


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