Cleveland, whose conservative citizens shuddered with apprehension 33 years ago when the late great Liberal Tom Johnson became Mayor, was host last week to the eighth convention of the Communist Party, U. S. A. More than 3,000 ill-dressed spectators filled Prospect Auditorium when Party Secretary Earl Browder, in the absence of sick Chairman William Zebulon Foster, opened the meeting beneath loops of blood-red bunting and a painting of a worker bursting from his chains. No one without a scarlet party card was admitted to executive sessions, but the party organ, the New...

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