April 5, 1949
Dupes And Fellow Travelers Dress up Communist Fronts
Off hand it might seem that a propaganda meeting like the one in New York last week would have been regarded by almost all Americans with scorn. But the Communists prepare carefully for such eventualities. Their weapons are the fellow travelers and the so-called "innocent dupe." These are the prominent people who, wittingly or not, associate themselves with a Communist-front organization and therby lend it glamor, prestige or the respectibility of American liberalism. Fifty of these people are shown on these pages. They are not the most notorious 50 but a representative selection ranging from hard working fellow travelers to soft-headed do-gooders who have persistently lent their names to organizations labeled by the US Attorney General or other government agencies as subversive.
From left to right: Top Row: Jo Davidson, Sculptor; Dorothy Parker, Writer; Guy Emery Shipler, Editor of "The Churchmen"; Vito Marcantonio, US Congressman; Arthur Miller, Playwright.
Row 2: Russel Nixon; Labor Lobbyist; Henry W. L. Dana, Writer, Adam Clayton Powell US. Congressman; Kirtley F. Mather, Geologist; C. B. Baldwin, Wallace party Secretary.
Row 3: Langston Hughes, Poet; Paul L. Ross, Lawyer; Albert Einstein, Physicist; Albert J. Fitzgerald, Labor Union President; Henry P. Fairchild, Sociology Professor Emeritus.
Row 4: Stephen H. Fritchman, Uniterian Clergyman; Ralph Barton Perry, Philosophy Professor; J Raymond Walsh, Radio Commentator; William B. Spofford, Episcopal Clergyman; Mark Van Doren, Poet.
Bottom Row: Maud Slye, Pathologist; Clifford Odets, Playwright; Aaron Copland, Composer; Leonard Bernstein, Composer and Conductor; Edward L. parsons, Episcopal Bishop.