MANNERS & MORALS: The Unwanted

Carmel, a little world of its own on California's Monterey Peninsula where artists, the indolent wealthy and year-round vacationers rub elbows, is well used to strange characters. But it discovered a new kind in 60-year-old Norman Duxbury, caretaker of the city's outdoor Forest Theater. Like all the other city employees, Duxbury signed the state's new non-Communist oath. Then, after the city clerk looked up his voting record, Duxbury admitted that he had been a Communist all along.

Two of the city councilmen wanted to fire him at once, but Duxbury was not...

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