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Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 023. 1956-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 25, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1562.

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Facts Forum. (1956-10). Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 023. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1562

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date October 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
Type
  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Energy & Sustainability Research Collection
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Transcript inionv, " before & icommittf^ lmunist P 1... i,,.tv i" Si'I became acquainted with Burne Hogarth, part owner of the Cartoonist's anel Illustrator's School. She then Worked with him concerning Party [Structure and Party decisions. She depicted Hogarth as a "militant fighter for the Party position." As a result of this testimony, Hogarth was subpoenaed to appear before the Subcommittee on January 18, 1956. After taking oath, Hogarth declared that the Subcommittee had no jurisdiction for inquiring about [Ureas not related to contractual relations between the school and government before August 20, 1917. He also denied present membership in the Communist Partv and past existing membership dating from August 20, 1947 to 1956. In answering the question, if he had been a member of the Communist Party prior to 19 17. Hogarth invoked the Fifth Amendment which allowed him the privilege of not bearing witness against himself. But Hogarth overstepped these bounds when he refused to even tell the Subcommittee where he weni to glade- school at the age of five or si\! When Senator Ervin on the committee pointed out that Hogarth couldn't Possibly be incriminated or prosecuted for merely telling the committee where 'ie first entered kindergarten, Hogarth still continued to invoke the Fifth •menchnent. In addition, Hogarth also invoked the Fifth Amendment in not replying to the following questions from the Subcommittee: Was he ;i member of the Unite- Center eeI tin- Communist Party in New York dur- ing November of 1944? Was Iie- iiEEiniiialE-il for da- executive committee nl the Unit) Center ol the Communist Party on January 9, 1945? Hadn't he been Executive Secretary of the Citizens Committee, Upper West Sid.-? Wasn't he a member of flic- Communist Party on August 19, 19-17? The Subcommittee also heard the sworn testimony of New York Police Lieutenant Thomas McCuiri*. The lieutenant joined the Communist Party from 1940 until 1942 as an undercover agent for the New York Police Department. Routine reports were regularly made by McCuirc during this period. Lieutenant McGuire's reports indicated that lie hael met Silas II. Rhodes. president of the Cartoonist's anel Illustrator's School on several occasions. These- meetings were primarily in connection with the American Peace Mobilization, an organization listed in the U. S. Attonie, General's file on subversive activities. Silas II. Rhodes also appeared before- the Subcommittee for cross-examination on the witness stand. He took the same line of defense as Hogarth previously relied on, maintaining the Subcommittee hael no jurisdiction to inquire- into any ol his actions or associations prior to August 2(1, 1947, the Ex-G. I. students attend mass meeting to discuss veterans' problems at Texas A&M College. The Subcommittee's report indicated that the Communists tried to infiltrate the smaller C. I. trade schools. So far there has been no evidence implicating the larger universities teaching the democratic way of life, such as Texas A&M. b. 'Acts Forum News, October. 1956 Dr. Annette T. Rubenstein, whose private school collected two million dollars from the government for training ex-G. I.s, appears before the Senate Investigations Subcommittee. The former owner of the Robert Louis Stevenson school in New York City invoked the Fifth Amendment when asked whether she is a Communist or ever has been. elate the school was originally licensed by the New York State- Board of Education. When asked if he had membership in the Communist Party prior to thai date, he invoked the Fifth Amendment. Rhodes again invoked the Fifth Amendment to a query on whether it was necessary for him to end his membership in the Party prior to establishing the school. When the Subcommittee tried to discover Rhodes' competence as an educator anel director of a school that trains veterans, he was asked specific questions about his educational background. He absolutely refused by invoking the Fifth Amendment, to disclose where he went to high school or college and whether he- had any expe- rience in teaching before August 20. 1917. Regarding the activities of the Radio anel Television Technical School in Allentown. Pennsylvania, testimony was given by Herman E. Thomas of Ulentown, an undercover FBI agent inside tin- Communist Party for over ten years. Thomas related that be was introduced in 1951 to Michael Freedland. administrator and half owner of the Radio anel Television Technical School, by Irving Riskin, a member of tin- < 'iiinmunist Party. He soon learned that Communist Party leaders in the area had met anel stayed overnight as guests at Freedland's home in Allen- town. At one of tlie meetings held at Freedland's house, Thomas revealed (Continued on page 60) Page 21
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