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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 4, April 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 1956
Language eng
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  • 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
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript (Continued) U N ESCO —GOO D O action to enforce compliance therewith." I fail to find in tiny of this language any suggestion whatsoever, as has been charged, that The American Legion urges United States withdrawal from UNESCO. We urge only that Congress repeal the laws creating the U. S. Commission for UNESCO. In effect, we ask onlv that the channel for the distribution of UNESCO world government propaganda in the United States be abolished. To those who may think that this request amounts to the same thing as urging that the United States pull out of UNESCO, let me say this: If The American Legion intended the result which UNESCO apologists misrepresent as having occurred, we would have asked that the Congress appropriate no further funds as the U. S. contribution to UNESCO. Not only would this pull the United States out of UNESCO, it would pull the foundation out from under UNESCO itself. Uncle Sam each year foots one-third of UNESCO's eigfit- to nine-million- dollar annual bill. We do so despite the fact that only a fraction more than one per cent of the total number of UNESCO's representatives are American citizens. The American Legion doesn't object to this contribution, but we do object to the fact that, despite this contribution, the United States government has no control over UNESCO's hiring or firing of American employees. Any disloyal Americans employed bv UNESCO could flaunt the authority of the United States government, and there's nothing we can do about it. This isn't just an opinion. It's an undeniable fact, deplored by America's highest representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Page 16 Senator John J. Sparkman I left) is welcomed to membership on the U. S. National Commission for UNESCO by the Chairman of the Commission, Willard E. Givens. Senator Sparkman was nominated by Vice President Nixon and appointed by Secretary of State Dulles as a representative of the federal government on the Commission. In a statement on the loyalty problem among United States employees of UNESCO, released a little more than a year ago on October 16, 1954, Ambassador Lodge stated, and I quote: "It is now clear that eight United States citizens employed by UNESCO have had adverse loyalty reports from the United States International Organizations Employees Loyalty Board. Concerning these eight persons the Board found reasonable doubt as to their loyalty to the United States. Only one of these eight persons condescended to accept the Board's invitation merely to meet with it when it was in Paris last summer. The seven others were in such contempt of the whole procedure that they did not bother to appear at the Board's meeting. "Although Dr. Luther Evans, the Director-General of UNESCO, after a long period of consideration, has stated he will not renew the contracts of four of these persons when their contracts eventually expire, he has taken no action to separate these eight United States citizens now. The failure of Dr. Evans to act on these cases actually frustrates the efforts of the United States, conducted in close collaboration with the heads of the other international organizations, to ensure the highest standards of integrity on the part of those United States citizens who are members of the staff of these organizations. ". . . Although UNESCO is a specialized agency and is, therefore, outside of my jurisdiction, I have a responsibility as United States Representative to the United Nations to see that fair play exists. It should, therefore, be crystal clear that there have been no such problems in the United Nations itself. ". . . The other international organi zations, particularly the United N1 tions (with which I have persoi familiarity) have dealt with the pro' lem in a fine way. In all faimq therefore, public opinion should <j' tinguish between the policies wbj are being followed by the Direct"1 General of UNESCO and the poll which are being followed by " United Nations and the other iuM national organizations." I need not remind you that j' Luther Evans, the Director-General UNESCO, is an American citizen. bad You kn ?Werican UNESCO tae facts I ^elusive Itx\Ve "< UNESCO 1,1 this com .The recc j 'ncept 'den--" f The record on this problem of M ■M 'tl Wtified . » .""nent. A i "fat UNES lobaI-min< froim Per - '' alty among United States employ* Sehn'',K',(', of UNESCO, and the very recent i* ^°' chd< ord at that, reveals another gall'1 tn„. ! fact. On October 29, 1955, two «« after The American Legion con^j tion, the highest tribunal of the L'"1 i ed Nations ordered UNESCO to! instate four U. S. citizen emplo?jj of UNESCO who had been VI charged for failure to cooperate <H a United States Loyalty Board. VB UNESCO finally felt compelled toj fuse to reinstate these employee^ tribunal ordered UNESCO to I each of them two years' salary 1 legal costs. These indemnities anio' ed to more than $30,000. Thus we have the situation w'1. the United States, based on its ^ third contribution to UNESCO, jj the questionable privilege of p*-i $10,000 to American citizens firefl cause they refused to cooperate a United States Loyalty Board. DISLOYAL EMPLOYEES FIRE" insJ ill And this is no isolated Last April the same tribunal ed three American employe^ hhave , ■ and exi Vange, *nese w .,,ln<la ellor t?ct°f( E&Patio <w is n"t K* 'a' aws c SCO s N ^entitle. °y a UNESCO $43,000 after they haA™ dismissed for refusal to face the . Loyalty Board. The American taflj ers' share of this award was •> $15,000. ^ The moral to be drawn from | examples would seem to me to If you want to ignore or fl'111.1}^! authority of legally constituted V ^ States loyalty boards, get a j"' <j UNESCO and be'paid by Uncle' for the privilege of kicking ''' the teeth. , , i tin'1 There can be no question £"*"! the small part of UNESCO'^ *1 which I have read to you ""!",,( justifies The American Legion S sition to this specialized agency ' United Nations. I am confide" this record also inspired i'1" • America's greatest patriotic ofl tions to join with The A'"1 Legion in this fight. Facts Forum News, .A;"'1'' Cth« th, V edueat »t ' fducat |Qen« - u>rt .the sc I""- .,;,„', J> our n v»'l 1,1, ariv . Ik "'" ;"hi„.,., >>inu„. !'"'i'i.u,l. :: 11 W:i>. 'n ce, l)NEj •tii ">fr,. ''or. SCO "tion Of and <>Hi \
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