Maine At The Front

Category:  Historical Reprints
SourceThe Evening Journal, Lewiston, Tuesday, July 14, 1953


Maine At The Front

That Maine is at the very front of a possible air or other invasion route is indicated by the maintenance of big air bases.

An ex-Red testified before a House committee at Albany, N.Y., that Communists had been instructed to set forest fires along the Maine-Canadian border and to sabotage hydro-electric power plants in case of war between Russia and the West.

Also, he said, that a 1949 shipping strike was a Red plot to wreck the Marshall Plan.

Patrick Walsh, 37-year-old labor leader from Quebec City, said that as late as last September, Communists had been alerted to sabotage Canadian hydro electric plants and set fire to forests in the event of war with Russia.

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