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A Handbook for America1 m„nic.
This vital material, prepared by the Senate Internal
Security Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary, headed by Senator James O. Eastland, in an
effort to counteract current misinformation regarding
the Communist movement, is being presented to our
readers in several sections, the first of which appeared
in our March issue.
The extent and interlocking character of mailing lists
maintained by the Communist network is disclosed
by the fact that those whose names appear on mailing lists of one front organization, suddenly and without
solicitation receive mail from another. An envelope sent
out by the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship has used the stencil of the Voice of Freedom Committee. The New York World Telegram of January 17, 1946,
described how a housewife from Wyckoff, N. J., solicited
literature from the National Federation for Constitutional
Liberties and thereafter began receiving under the same
stenciled address unrequested printed matter from the
National Citizens Political Action Committee, the National
Council of American-Soviet Friendship, Inc., and the
Committee for a Democratic Policy Toward China. On
August 9, 1949, Mr. Blair Seese, a member of local 601 of
the Communist-dominated United Electrical, Badio, and
Machine Workers of America, which has been expelled
from the CIO because of this domination, testified before
the Committee on Un-American Activities on the Party's
access to mailing lists, as follows:
Mr. Tavenneh. What about the Communist Party literature; do you receive it yourself through the mail?
Mb. Seese. I have and I still do at times.
Mit. Tavenneh. Do other members of the union also receive it?
Mil Seese. I know other members in the
Communist literature mailed to their homes.
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\In. Tavenneh, What explanation is there for members'!
union who are not members of the Communist ILl
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receiving this literature?
\ln. Seese. I have no explanation for it other than >■■
that it seems evident that by some means the menib('rs.,
lists of the stewards' council an- available to the Coinm"" .
Party, because if there are errors in the addresses of any utl
members, the same errors are made in sending out the ^'l
Under these circumstances it is inconceivable tn*,
Communist Party would not maintain a roster of "'
The Communist Party is most scrupulous in the *
checks upon and husbands its forces to insure the a
mum utilization of every ounce of available coop* J
and support and to guard against possible losses, r
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purpose rigorous registrations of all Party mwnl'S „.'each et
conducted regularly. As J. Peters indicated in The C°[
nist Party — a Manual on Organization, "The pan)
ership must know its forces, must be able to assifj°J
one to the place where he is most suitable and mnS a
ed." In this respect he cites with approval Lenin s c
to the Party leadership:
Not only to advise • • • but really conduct the ore•'f.ijs
one must know exactly who is playing first or second ",
and where, what instrument he was taught, where and u
where and why he plays out of tune (when the music '"'.'■
to be trying to the ear), and what changes should be ui:"
the orchestra so as to remedy the dissonance ' * °.
Evidence of Party Membership
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The simple evidentiary test of a Communist P8* 't
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will not suffice for proof of membership. Nor will t" ,1 ^ \. pr
fictions incorporated in the official Constitution ^h Cons
Communist Party, USA, serve as a fruitful guide- ^ tot js
An excellent guide to determine Communist l'."^ t,
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