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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 037. 1956-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 22, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1576.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date October 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • 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 Mr. Larsen probed for details on plans for remedial legislation. "That will be left up to the senator who is going to introduce the bill," replied Mr. Morris, "but the idea will be to regularize the entry into the country of these unforhtnate people. Minel you, they bad to put down on their papers that they were born in places other than the Soviet Union, in order to avoid being forcibly sent back to the Soviet Union where the-y would either have been executed or sent to concentration eamps.lt is understandable that they have falsified their papers, anel that most of them gave false names. Legislation would be required to regularize their entry into this country — even allowing them to Use the false names they have. After all, they are now known in particular ("niiiiiiiu'tie-s as new personalities. A security threat will have been abolished by the- enactment of such legislation." "As far as general laws go on tightening regulations — on being able to prosecute members of the Communist ' arty, such as prosecution under the ^mitli Act," inquired Mr. Larsen, "has 'hat tended to force the Communist apparatus underground as so many Persons have feared? What is the re- Sl|lt ol this moving in on the Comnui- n'st Party with all the legal weapons ■■"e do have?" dates' Efforts Nullified 8y Supreme Court It was pointed out that this was a J'biation which hail been brought out ,'V recent Internal Security hearings. 'hi- Supreme Court decision in the- "■elson ease-," pointed out Mr. ,Morris, ■i is Forum News, October, 1956 "brought about a situation whereby the efforts on the part of forty-two of the forty-eight states were completely nullified. That means that all of the Communists who have been prosecuted by individual states, the convic- tions that have been obtained, the cases that were pending in the various state-s against the Communists, have now been nullified, and all these Communists are going free. "Anel Massachusetts, in particular," he inserted parenthetically, "had a very effective anti-Communist organization operating. "It's even more far-reaching than that," be went on, "because the continuing investigations are being elefie-d by the Communists in these states. In other words, the Massachusetts Commission has been holding hearings on Viktor Solovyev, 20- year-old Soviet seaman, one of four who have avoided return to Russia, tells an interpreter before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee that he is certain at least two of five Soviet seamen did not want to return home. Solovyev says that although he got away, all he wants right now is a gun for self-protection. SSIP1- SS'IIEEI.IE PHOTO these- things preliminary to convictions and indictments. Now the witnesses whom they call defy the Commission and say that it is unconstitutional. That particular Supreme Court eleei- sion has produced ominous consequences. As a result we hael two senators introduce bills — Senator Bridges anel Senator McCarthy — which would amend the Smith Act to make it apparent that Congress eliel neit mean to pre-empt the field when it comes to sedition." Mr. Morris indicated that, particularly since the Attorney General has supported the Subcommittee's view, legislation woulel remeely this defective situation in the very near future. Mr. Doherty called attention to a witness who hael recently appeared before the Subcommittee, a Newark chemist, Thomas Black. "He testified that he hael been a Soviet agent for a good many years largely due to a fear of assassination — to pressure put on him by Soviet agents," said Mr. Doherty, outlining that Black bad started out as a Communist, but came to hate communism. "After he gave his testimony he was fired from bis present position." Taking note of the fact that Black's job had been restored to him since that time through the efforts of Mr. Morris's subcommittee, Mr. Doherty asked, "That raises a larger question. How far can we tmst former Soviet agents — former Communists who say they have recanted? How many of them have actually recanted?" Ex-Communists Most Reliable Source "Well, it's a surprising thing," re- plie-el Mr. Morris. "In the first place, Black's immeeliate employer, Percy Heeley, said at all times that he was going to stand by Black. The difficulty came when the Atlas Refining Company of Newark, New Jersey, saiel that they did not want him in the plant. The Subcommittee feels, however, that an adequate solution has been reached through a decision whereby Black, if he gets security clearance from the Army, Navy, and Air Force — who have government eontraets with the Atlas Refining Company — WIDK WiU.l.l. PHOTO Wasilii Kowalew ond his wife Nino display a torn shirt after testifying April 25 that they believe five Soviet seamen who suddenly gave up U. S. asylum and returned to Russia were kidnaped by Soviet agents. The Kowalews, Russian emigres, said the shirt, which was found with blood around the tear, was worn by one of the men the day before he disappeared. Page 35
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