The Press: Better Times

William Randolph Hearst probably would not employ a self-styled Communist. But he knew that Communists were on his payroll, and that they were numerous and strong enough to finance a house organ (Hearst Worker) for many months. There have also been Communists on the Scripps-Howard papers who published a fiery Beacon when they had the time and money.

But neither of these clandestine sheets cropped up in such strange surroundings as did Better Times, published monthly since December by the "Communist Party Units of the New York Times.'" Though it is unlikely that...

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