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Fleas on the Dog. Like almost any liberal political organization, ICCASP has picked up some Communists. Some of its critics and some of its members feel that it is being turned into a Communist Front organization as a result. Cried one of its Chicago members: "The Commies are boring in like weevils in a biscuit." Both Hannah Dorner, its national executive director, and Jo Davidson say that this attitude is greatly exaggerated, that its Communists have no more to do with its course than fleas do with a dog's. To the question of Communist influence, Jo Davidson replied: "Have you stopped beating your wife?" Said Miss Dorner: "Says who and so what? If the ICCASP program is like the Communist line, that is purely coincidental."
But if ICCASP is sometimes baffling, it is never boring, and there can be no denying that it is a political phenomenon unique in U.S. history. And ICCASP has a quality that its members like. Last week Jo Davidson, who will return to the U.S. late this month to take part in the campaign, summed it up. "Amateurs don't know what you can't do," he said. "That can be a big help."