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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • 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 spirit of the Texas Alamo is not entirely dead in any of the forty-eight states — nor in the District of Columbia.1 Is America in danger of any kind of military attack from abroad? We em- I.eld lhal the Soviets have the same superweapons we have: alom and hydrogen bombs. We- know they have a \as| fleet of bombers capable of making, from their home leases, round-trip bombing runs ,,,, mosl ,,j our major lilies. \\,. kn,,w they have an immense lle-ei ol submarines with an around-the- world range, capable ol sneaking in close to our shores, where the crews could quickly assemble small \ -2 type rockets with hydrogen bomb war heads and fire them with rifle-like accuracy into the centers of our big coastal cities." NORTH AMERICA JUST A CINDER? On the basis of what has I,.en revealed publicly, we- musl assume lhat lhe Soviets also have ei lliinu called ill'" "international ballistics missile." Ihis is a guided weapon which could he fired Ii..in launching platforms in Siberia ami which theoretically has lhe potentiality, nol merel) ,,f wiping oul a few American cities, hut ..f reducing the North Vmerican continent to a cinder.1' \ll of these frightful things an- in the hands >el tyrants si, accustomed tu shedding lhe blood of their own people lhal human life is meaningless lee litem. Yes, indeed, .America is in danger ol attack from abroad.11 Rut bow much good will it do us lo have five million or twenty million Vmerican boys scattered around the country in the active reserve or serving overseas if such an attack is ever made? Dee we' have any defense against this kind of attack? Only recently have we made a beginning. Hut ni' don'l have' enough monei to do it quickly or adequately. We are building this kind of defense on a pi n- ny-pinehing basis, because we must have enough money for foreign aid. and standing armies, and overseas troops. We have known about the danger of this kind ol attack l<ir several years. We have known lhal thi- i- the only kind of attack that can he made' against us. For many years, our governmenl has been taking From us in taxes many times more than enough to build the kind ol defenses we need, hui still don'l have.11 AMERICANS PAY—DEFRAY GIVEAWAY \\ hat has our government been doing wilh all thai money? Paying lhe hills of the I nited Nations; giving and lending abroad for building facilities lhal will more likely be use'el against its than leer its in the event of a war wilh Russia; maintaining vast armies of American soldiers anil e i\ iliein employ ees etll o\ er the earth; ami building, in foreign lands. military bases which we may never be permitted to use or which might he taken over and used by the' Communists. Now, while still curtailing our expenditures on lhe only kiml of defense llteit mighl some day save us from destruction, lln- Pentagon wants to spend from three to twelve billion dollars a year on this strange' comptflsor) military service program. The kind of defense establishment that we need can be built only with superior scientific and industrial knowledge, experience, facilities, and ability. 11 could be manned by a relatively small number of highly-trained experts, who do nol need le> he drafted- win, could he hired eel wages high enough to compete with whal they could gel for I heir skills elsewhere. This would be a real spur iii youngsters lo acquire, on their own. training and -kills which they could sell eit a good price.18 —Wide World Photos Army, Marines and Navy were represented in 1940 standing guard over the draft bowl before the Liberty Bell in Independence Hall. The bowl was used by President Wilson in 1917. The bowl was used again (at right) in the first peacetime draft in history. Staff Sgt. Robert Shackelton of Fort Dix, N. J., picked the first number from the "goldfish bowl" in August. 1941. Assisting Shackelton is Col. Charles Morris, who blindfolded Newton Baker for the first world war lottery in 1917. Page 14 —Wide World f*">" In 1948. petitions urging UMT were t"' sented to legislators in Washington W representatives of the Women's Patriot'1 Conference on National Defense. Left '* right. Speaker Joseph Martin, Jr. IR-Mass." Mrs. Grace L. H. Brosseau of Greenwich Conn.; Mrs. Lee W. Hutton of Excels!"' Minn., national president of the Ameriefl' Legion Auxiliary; Mrs. Sally Cannon ' Washington, D. C, and Senator Arthur ¥«•' denberg I R-Mich. I. Compulson military service lak'' millions ol euir I,est young men out <j productive jobs or away from advanc* technical or industrial or scienti'1 training, or oul of colleges forciw them tee waste' their time and lhe '■'' payers' money acquiring a little -t||j! lering of military training which is'f tally useless i,, defending the nation-' NOT THE DEFENSE NEEDED Iii short, no kind of compulsory '" itarj sen ice can give us the defense '■' need. Any kind, on lhe oilier ha"1, waste's see much of our manpower •'"' mi v thai we cannol afford adeqU** defenses e,f the type lhal could prof lis.''' Finally, when these mililarv reset"! reach such numbers that they and tb* families constitute lhe largest voti' hloc in lite nation, will Congress ret* their pressures for more and I veterans' benefits free hospitalizatio free ledical care', pensions, |,ouii"'' government-subsidized housing, gov" ment-subsidized education? W e are plunging blindly into an 1 thai resembles the lw ilighl period '■ ancient Rome, when thc Roman l.,"1' had become so powerful that the; ' manded special favors which cnip" the public treasury, pauperized lhe I" pie. and destroyed the nation. 'National defense" ihe cry ni' which the Soviets justify their «fl labor camps is the one' which we9, using to justify the destruction of '"■' thing that America stands for. (Continued on /'«.-"'' FACTS FORUM NEWS, April, '" '"mid ^.liii.-. tliei Tints. fHegory *«e font 'nion :\ gear be Marxist. '" I I.,,.,.: , A min '•'■uis r, "'-"'keel tl *itli An, hotter l„ ""' emiss fcrhapse
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