Clipped From Times Herald
Watching Races Of Communists And Socialists Political Observers Look For Answer To Claims Of Propaganda From Moscow In Ranks Of American Workers. By WILLIAM S. NEAL. International News Service Staff Correspondent. Washington, Nov. 3.--Although tomorrow's election battle is admittedly a two-party show Republicans and Democrats, big gains in votes are predicted by minority party leaders, and observers here are closely watching the race of Socialists and Communists in many congressional The election, it is declared, may furnish an answer .to claims that Communistic propaganda Moscow has penetrated deeply into the ranks workers throughout the country. It also may tell if the more radical Communist party is cutting deeply into the ranks of the more moderate Socialist organizations. Two years ago the Sociality party cast 267,420 and the Communists 48,770 votes. A survey has disclosed there ale candidates of 24 parties seeking places either in Senate or House a t 1 the polls. The Socialist party is I third, in numbers, having 81 candidates in the field. Of this number 12 seek the Senate, while 69 of the 135 congressional districts have Socialists seeking House posts. The Communist paity has 48 candidates on the congressional ballot Rep. Hamilton Fish (R) New York, chairman of the House committee investigating Communistic propaganda, has predicted that the Communist vote would be more than doubled tomorrow, reaching 100,000. He also declares the Socialist party is suffering made from the inroads of the Communists than eiter of major parties.