New York: Freedom of the Press Co., Inc. / Newark: The New Jersey Worker, 1951. First edition. Stapled wrappers with Kefauver a larger format (5 ¼” x 7 ¼”) then Murder (4 ½” x 5 ¾”), each 16 pp. Cheap paper of Kefauver toned, else a Fine copy; Murder has some chipping to corners and bottom edge, pulp paper browning, VG. Both pamphlets relatively uncommon in OCLC with seven institutional holdings for Kefauver and only four of Murder.
Two Communist Party pamphlets published under different CP imprints accusing the Kefauver Committee of failing to investigate Albert Anastasia of Murder Inc. for the deaths of Italian-American longshoreman, Pietro “Pete” Panto (1911-1939) who tried to expose the corruption that existed in the International Longshoreman’s Association and union member, Mario Russo, killed in Elizabeth, NJ, during a strike in 1946. The authors contend that in both cases a Red Scarce mentality prevented the Committee from properly connecting organized crime with the big political and business interests that were anti-labor. Item #06733