Samuel Katseff The New York Times (New York, New York) Date: 21 April 1920 21 April 1920
SCORESGOYERHIJEHT AS ABETTOR OF REDS - . Federal Judge at Boston 8 aye Federal Agents Operate Part of Communist Party. HEARS CASES OF DEPORTEES ' Officials In Testifying Admitted Working at Members of tho Groupa to Get Evidence. BOSTON. April 20. A declaration that ' It ti clear that the Government operate some part f the Communist Party In thl. country " Was ma.-fe tmnt !) ! bench of the Federal District Court to. day by Judg-o Gkorre W. Anderson. The Judx added that his view was bused on evidence developed at the proceed-ii:es before him on applications for writs of habeas corpus for five persons ordered deported as alien radiCeJa. Officials of the Bureau of Investigation of the Department of Justice who had previously testified at the hearings had referred to the activities of Government agents operating as members of Communist and Socialist groups. The' court's statement came during the ro-camInatlon by Assistant United , Stat'-s Attorney iToIriberv M lixao pr. j gtipon of Chicago, who was testifying ss sn authority on the Communist Party and Its principles. Goldberg sought to Introduce through the witness a translation or a pamphlet written by a German. Karl Radek. entitled "Develop ment of Socialism from Science to'Ae-1 tkn. Samuel Katserr. counsel lof tne petitioners, oblectad on the ground that the author had never been in this country, but the Federal attorney argued that translations of the pamphlet had been circulated widely by Communist leaders. ' Counsel for the petitioners then made a statement which the United States attorney asserted was an Insinuation that Federal agents had distributed the pamphlets. He criticised the remarks of Katseff and the latter had started to reply when Judge Anderson said: " You needn't go any further. The admlKMlnn bv Government emDloves here that under cover informants planned tn V Ulniulatv meetings of the Communut In order to make easy the arrest of rr.embrrs lavs a solid foundation for any inference of this kind. ' " Tills epotters' evidence and pjwudo- membership of persons make it perfectly eaey to argue that perrons In the em- ; ploy of the Government might have is- ; . 1 1, J . , . a. I 1 . ' sueu literature munaea 10 onng inui condemnation people connected with the j party. I don't know anything about ' it. but the evidence here Is clear that the Government owns and operates some part of the Communist Party. That means -something to any one who has , had experience with spies In private Industry." Dismiss W. M. Grave's Indictment. Sjprerr.e Court Justice EJJur has dls missed for lac!c of nrotwcutlon. the Indictment found on Oct. 27, 1917. against William M. Greve. President of the Keponsit Realty Company, In the In-! vestlgatlon of the purchase by the city ( of Far Rockaway land. Others indicted were Charles J. O'M alley, realty expert I for the Department of Finanoe. ex-Sen- ator William II. Reynolds and Frank 1 Hailey. Vice President of the Title Guarantee A Trust Co. Catholic Charities Get $114,634 j Of the $S00.OO asked by, Archbishop JUye to support for one 'year hia dloef-stn charities. $114,133 has httn auhMcrllred. The rampHign lasts four', more day, siul there is every indication thnt douhle tne amount asked will be ra:ed. The loading parish in amounts subwilvd ia Our Lady ot Lourrtes, in Weet J42d Street, of which the I lev. Dr. Joseph H. McMahon Is pastor.