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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 1955
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. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript World PI*1* (lea tl '"iiiil.i Ihis kind of Soviel attack. Dn lhe contrary, in accepting lln pi peacetime compulsorj military "'>'■ in- have already losl one of lhe "nporlanl battles in the greal w; ''Ve the American way uf life."' We have sent American soldiers to die on foreign soil in three wars in one' HWeralion ostensibly to resist the I'fcad eef dictatorships. Wheel is the es- '•''Hied feature of dictatorship? Compul- '"'y military s,i \ ice. Why did vvc repudiate our own traditions and ideals in 1940 and adopt '""ipulsory military service, the very "ling thai we haled mosl aboul Ihe die- tutors'."" Don'l you remember? W c were told ™l the draft law would keep us mil ol " lln- only way for us lo avoid war l'K lo mobilize, build up such massive ">ilitary slrengtb lhal Ihe dictators """Id 'leave us alone. So we mobilized. On October 16. ''"■ all Vmerican men in the tor. lilDe proper -'roups registered for lln- firsl pe-ai' '' ilialt in American history. That Il;ls going to keep us oul of war. Tbe *xl year wr wenl to war. As early a- 194 I. while the weir was ■till going on and the people wen- likely 0 hike- anything, our lop leaders began ' luiel drive in fasten compulsory mili- 'lry service on lhe nation permanently .'V adopting universal mililarv Irain- llle, U RECKLESS HASTE AND WASTE ' hey didn't gel ii done, however. In '"'• our leaders led us a fantastic dis- ,""'1' in the' opposite direction. W ll l^kless ivaste and haste-, we- demobil- '''I. Overnight we junked, dumped in 1 ocean, anil gave' away lhe greatest ??"ection of fighting equipment in lhe "'story of the world'. 'bal - - together wilh secrel agree- ' hi.ii Roosevelt and Truman had I',11"1'' wilh Stalin at Teheran. Yalta, anel "ls|lam created all over lhe world "Hv, "rnved e,,'" less than five years after World <ir II ended, we were eil weir again |.-''"'i^l the puppets of our partner in the [/"'ted Nations, our former gallant ally: "Soviet Union.12 Hie drive for u I started all over again. mversal imbl uv Ii 'm or many critical months, the Ameri- I ' people apparently paid no attention I what was going on in Washington *e schemes for FAIT. I '"i suddenly there came a swellim Rpursl of pul.Ii.- indignation, whicl omg on 'v their silence, gave approval in The FAIT i,as shelved hv ei roll-call vote in the 'j','- ..,, March 5. 1952. l'out months later July, 1952 our . major political parties nominated ( ' iiiiilielaie's for lhe presidency two 11 whu were on record eis Favoring universal military training: Adiai Stevenson and Dwight D. Eisenhower.' \liir lln- election, Eisenhower indi- i elle el thai he' weelllel not ask for a I Mi program. Bul this reserve service plan of his js. in essentials, identical with ihe scheme thai was lulled universal military training In 1952. lhe re-serve' si-rv ice is to he a volunteer serviee. hut we' will edso continue lhe compulsorj draft. The' draft is intended as ei (iiih to make lhe bovs ve»l imli'iT lor reserve sen ice.-' If they volunteer, they will be given -i\ months of actual training and then placed in an active reserve fin nine anil a half vcni's. during which time lluv this Sieiius nl Forces Treaty agreement wilh mosl ol the 5') nalienis where American Iroops arc now serving. All eef them, of course, hem- leiws which an' strange to Vmerican soldiers. We have no way of knowing how many of lhe live hundred some-odd American soldiers already in foreign jails as a result of this treaty were -cut In jail on trumped-up charges or for doing some- thing thai they did not know weis ;i vio- leilion eef law when they did il.1' This is lhe kinel ol thing Vmerican boys musl anticipate if they don't vol- iniiieT lor Ike-s reserve service plan.1'' Vfter ihe draftees have served their two-year hitch if they are still alive and mil in jeiil they are- placed in the —Wide World Photo President Eisenhower and members of his National Security Training Commission shown Dec. 14, 1953, after a report was received from the commission which stated that a military training system and a draft can be operated at the same time by using a lottery. Left to right, seated: Eisenhower and Julius Ochs Adler of New York, commission chairman. Standing: Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, Retired, of Washington; Lt. Gen. Raymond B. McClain of Oklahoma City, Warren H. Atherton of Stockton, Calif., and Dr. Karl T. Compton of Cambridge. Mass. musl attend eliill one night every week and go to summer encampment two weeks euii of every year. The military has them on lap and in hand for ten years.8 If a hoy docs mil volunteer for ibis service, he will be drafled and assigned le. the' leasl desirable service for a two- year hitch. The draftee, moreover, can be shipped overseas.8 This is mosl important because', when ..ur Senate ratified the Siaius of Forces Treaty in July. 1953. we gave away the' constitutional rights of our soldiers serving overseas and surrendered criminal jurisdiction over them lo foreign governments. II in Vmerican soldier gets in trouble in France anil comes before a Communist judge, tbe American Army can no longer gel him and try hint in em American military court. America must turn her back on her own soldier and let the I ommunist judge have- him. We have Acts FORUM NEWS, April, 1955 active reserve, along wilh the volunteers, where' they too musl sorve mil their ten years by attending weekly drills and annual encampments. AH this in the name of national de- fe'iisi'! Defense againsl what?15 Recall whal ei terrible strain it is on us—powerful as we' are every time we send our armies across lhe oceans to save somebody from something or other. There is no nation or group of nalions on earth—and that includes all of ihem pul together—which could gel enough men and materiel on our shores to make ;i successful land invasion of our homeland.18 Obviously, tbe millions of half-trained boys the Pentagon wants an- nol needed in defend America against that kind of attack. No one in bis right mind believes lhal such an attack will ever be made. Hut if one' were, we would not need a compulsory mililarv service law lo make American men defend America. The Pajre IS 2J-
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