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Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956
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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956 - File 053. 1956-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 25, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/699/show/682.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date December 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • 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 sir first step is to take care of the Rus- tan escapees in Europe, integrate »em into the various economies, help tern to get work, offer them friend- top, teach them foreign languages, Id help those who wish to dedicate oeir lives to the struggle against our Ornmon enemy. We started this work *l pennies. We borrowed, we begged, lug into our own pockets and Pi -in el the first friendship home for pch escapees in Munich. From that own quite a network of friend- Kp-freedom homes for those people, ale latest one was opened in Solingcn 1 the Ruhr region, Germany, only 'St December. In recent times the American gov- ■tnment has learned to appreciate the Wue ot our work and is giving us a fbstantial grant to help with the work (broad. But that is only part of the Miction of the American Friends of pissian Freedom. It is onlv the beginning. The pilot plant we have built 'tiring the past five years has shown "5 worth. It is now up to you and the j'est of our people to get behind this "nd build the center of our anti-Com- toinist activities the world around. ■octal Whirl Interferes Since early in 1955 our work has pcome far more vital than anyone of Js could have imagined five years ago. [•he Soviet government is determined I remove the tens of thousands of icapees in Europe ancl all over the vorld for very obvious reasons. They ^nnot afford to let us have: men like Captain Khokhlov, for example, whose Merpretations and guidance- in our fruggle with the Kremlin are priceless. Anyone who has not read his Pterview in thc U. S. News mid World Report of March 30, 1056. should do P without fail. It will answer most of |he questions our people keep asking; •t will allay all of your doubts about tie possibility of a revolution in Rus- •■a. But that revolution will not come j*bout if we continue to sit on our nnds, with golf as usual, cocktails as tosual, with lectures made an end in pemselves and not a means to an end the end being ACTION, vigorous, bcisive, courageous, and persistent ption until victory is won for our holy *ause. Why is the Soviet government now •pending untold millions in an effort *o induce or force the escapees to re- Brn? You must have- read in our press Ml \pril about five of the Russian Mlors who have departed from our Pacts Forum News, December, 1956 American freedoms. We have been told that over a thousand have since returned to Russia. They do so because the West has failed them. It has not helped them get established and, what is most important from their point of view, get an opportunity to carry on the anti-Communist work which they had hoped they would find here. Instead they have found a very active pro-Stalinist Communist Party and no activity against that menace. It is the Soviet regime's plan to bring them back for propaganda reasons. Russian Youth in Revolt There is terrific underground swelling in Russia: restless youth is getting out of hand. They are not delinquents in our sense of the word. Theirs is a political revolt. They want to destroy their Communist gangsters. When the- returning escapees land in Russia they are used for propaganda purposes to show how hopeless the situation in the West is. Of course, once the returnees have served the government's designs, they will be liquidated or sent to slave labor camps. But for some of the escapees this is preferable to remaining in helplessness in the West. This is what the American Friends of Russian Freedom is trying to prevent. Ancl for this we need the cooperation of the entire American family. Under the guidance of American church leaders we could turn the tables on the enemy. My advice therefore is that SAVE THE RUSSIAN ESCAPEES plan become project number one. It is the most pressing at the moment. Not a day must be lost in getting under way. If any of your communities would want some board member of the American Friends of Russian Freedom to come out to enlighten your people on thc subject, by all means call on us. Our office is at 270 Park Avenue, New York City, and the telephone is Plaza 9-6883. To Tell What the Press Omits 7. There is a herculean job of educating the American people. They cannot find the material in our newspapers and magazines. Our congressional committees have a wealth of authentic material which must be put to greater and better use. Each church organization should ask the Internal Security Committee of the Senate, and the House Un-American Activities Committee to be put on their mailing list. Some of the most basic publications should be bought and distributed, with each recipient paying for his copy. Let us not hear any more about not knowing the facts. A little effort on our people's part and they will become the best informed in the world. 8. There is another vital and pressing task. The American Friends of Russian Freedom has access to confidential information reaching our European institutions through the active underground. It is priceless. It is something no American newspaper or magazine has access to. We could work the material up in short or long articles and feed them to weekly newspapers or other institutions that will print ancl circulate them. Our press is primarily sensation-minded. Our material is sensational, but coming through the various underground channels it is not, of course, freshly baked — the kind our newsp.-ipers want. So let us use other media for the dissemination of the important facts about life behind the Iron Curtain and the designs of the Soviet gangsters upon our security and well- being. 9. At an early date I would consider it very urgent that a delegation of churchmen with one or two of our board members proceed to Europe for a personal inspection of our institutions, for talks with the escapees and the leaders of the underground movements. A first-hand investigation on the spot would be most useful to get our work started right. This is a Christian movement, with all Christians the world over interested in its success, and with God's blessing it must succeed. America's Russian Churchmen 10. Churchmen should get to know the Russian churchmen in our midst. They are anti-Communist, of course. They can speak freely in our beloved America, and they can help in the crusade as no other segment could. News of other church denominations tying up with the Russian Orthodox churchmen in America for the common cause of liberating the Russian peoples from their godless tyrants would be news of the greatest significance and consequence in Russia and the satellite nations. The Russian churchmen here are the true representatives of the Russian masses, not the ones Dr. Blake and bis fellow churchmen have talked Page 51
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