The Press: No Grounds

Because he was a Communist, Reporter Tom Buchanan was fired by the Washington Star. The Washington local of the American Newspaper Guild refused to go to bat for him (TIME, June 28). Last week, at its annual convention in San Francisco, the A.N.G. overwhelmingly (273 to 18⅓) reversed the Washington local ("Political belief [alone is not] just and sufficient grounds for discharge"), and urged the local to try to get Buchanan's job back.


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