June 1966, Hall

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June 1966, Hall - care." HALL TOP U.S. RED NEW YORK (UPI) — Gus...
care." HALL TOP U.S. RED NEW YORK (UPI) — Gus Hall was back in business today as the publicly identified No. 1 man in the American Communist party — and counting- on the American people to "defend our right to function." Hall's election Sunday — "by acclamation to thunderous applause." he said with a grin- opened the possibility ^ of federal prosecution fy of him as an agent of the Soviet Union. Since 1961, the Communist party had identified him only as "a leading spokesman" to avoid prosecution. But he said he expected the "new climate" in America, to keep him out of jail J'; ^ and to let Communists '" • ** seek office. &—. — / — Elected national GUS HALL chairman was Negro Henry Winston, 42. who began going blind in federal prison and is fond of saying, "I lost my sight but not my vision." Hal), 55, who was captured in Mexico in 1951 and imprisoned until 1957, is a native of Cherry, Minn., who joined the party 39 years ago, attended the Lenin school in Moscow in 1931 and once declared he would take up arms against the government "when the time comes.' 1

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  1. Xenia Daily Gazette,
  2. 27 Jun 1966, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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