"Cambridge, Mass., April 10--(Speaking of the John Reed Club having reportedly gone underground).... William Murray Simmons...President of the CRIMSON, preferred not to be quoted on the situation. Young Simmons, well-liked and hardworking, is no Communist. The tendency of Simmons and other students contacted by this writer, however, was to maintain the strength and danger of the Communist movement at Harvard. In doing so they used the very same phrases of "academic freedom," "liberalism," "civil liberties," and the like that some of their professors have used in defending their affiliations with communist front organizations.
"...A footnote on the Young Republicans should here be added. They follow the eastern internationalist set propaganda line of bi-partisanship in foreign policy, intervention abroad and mixing up the country's destiny with the United Nations."