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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 Whut they're saying I i P about FACTS FORUM I heard jrour radio broadcast... and tlie.ienlit it si-r\ informative em.I thought-provoking. \- ei teacher, I should like- tee subscribe tee vour published ' i pies "I thi » talk-.... Clioth . I.. St'iarl Clay County Community High School t las I .enter, Kan. Since December I have noticed a remarkable change in your publication: you have at last r e eeeit openly againsl communism. I have had faith in your organi :ation t ince the beginning, and no\« it has been confirmed. You don't kii.ee ho* wonderful it is to peek up a publication and read the truth. ... 1 only hope I can help hasten the weekly publication eef Facts Forum News. /,-„i .1/. Cufoer 1454 E. Wilson \s.a. Glendale 6, Calif. ... Participation in Facl - I''..rum [contests] is eef immense importance t<> me because such participation iln.-s encourage me in is iii,- further letters, does stimulate tliuujiht: emit I like- the- all-too-rare pro and con, fair-minded setup ol Facts Forum. I'.dinoml C. Perry 220 Rockdale Vve., New Bedford, Muss. Your program INSWERS FOR IMERI- i \\s is one thai catches the interest ol a aiaait men.,tats ol llimkiua people, lime has ceiiiie where | pie are wanting the truth regarding the major problems confronting their security as a nation and for tlie-ir gew- ernment.... Dr. C. II . Butterfield 713 N. Washington St., Beeville, Ti ...We are- much impressed «itli the value and importance of what i. being attemi i iiiuler tlei-.. . magazine.... Carl I., llriittin. President si,Im.s National Haeik. Sielne-s. Mont. ... I appreciated your quotations from the Daily II ..'I.e.. It's good to know -sheet the other side e saying. From being met e.f touch ssitll them, I nil losing lees eeleilits t:e laaa.el- ni/e Communists and fellow travelers. Your publication should help t.. k.-i| - up tee ileite-. 1/ Sgt. Edward M. Ileum 13 E. Parkview Dr.. Northlake, III. .. . Y.uir Feeets Forum i- splendid, and 1 am sorry to sees there i- nothing like- it here ... it is so much needed.... indreu Glen Glenbrook Farm Locust Hill. Ontario, t lanada ...Your informing and interesting broadcasts are nee doubl doing much good foi America. Geraldine Ben i hill '11 I Concordia Lane, Clayton, Me,. A. I have known it a- a facl only as of January, 19 17. 0. \\ beet happened then? A. In January. 19 17. I made ei visit to Berkeley to give some lectures, and I ir. I Ippenheimer and I bad some conversations quite long conversations about the fale of the alomie energy control plan. Ih- told me then thai he hael given up all hope that lln- Russians would agree te, ee plan which would give security ami in particular Q. Security lo whom? A. lo all of its. In us. | suppose, els we'll as lo them. Particularly, he pointed nul how much the Russian plan was designed lo serve lhe Russian interests eiml no other interests, namely, lo deprive us immediately of ihe one weapon which would slop the Russians from going into \\ estetii Europe if they so chose- and not give ns any guarantee .in the other hand lhal there would nulls l.e- ,i control of alomie energy, not give its anv guarantee thai we would be safe In.m Russian atomic attack al some lalcr time. I ha\e heard him talk about litis sub- jeet quite often, the- first lime in January of 1917. Q. What wen your own views at lhal limey A. I hail not .-ein things very clearly. I slill had considerable hope lhal international agreemenl could I"- achieved, emd I know now that I was quite wrung. In fact. I saw tight then that I wets quite wrong. I weis quite pessimistic eil thai time', but I thought Ihis was such :iu impeit'tein] subject thai the Russians would finally have to see lhal it wets in their interest, as well as ours, ". have a reil control plan with some teeth in it. 1,1. Did your own views change? A. Mv own views changed, ami I think perhaps partly influenced by the discussion I had with Dr. Oppenheimer. I certainly thought that there was nol much hope, and I certainl) agreed that lhe Itiissiein plan was all lhal Dr. Oppenheimer bent represented il ". I.e. y. Dr. Bethe, Id me g.i back for a moment. I ihink you said that you bail been told in thc late thirties that Dr. Oppenheimer's I Ihink \ou used the i.h rase "exl reme" left-v. inn political views that wa. between lhe lime when vuii firsl met him in 1929 ami your later closeness in him? \. Yes. (). When Mm again met Dr. Oppenheimer, after ibis brief meeting that you described in 1929. whal we're your own observations about his political orientation ? A. They were ver) surprising to mi-. ',1. \\ hen would this have been ? A. That was in 19 III. At the Physical Society meeting in Si'eittle-. Wash., ur ha.I a long iwening in which political matters were discussed. This was jn [ate June, I believe, of 19 11). It was jusl after ihe fall of France, ami I fell very deepl) that a great catastrophe bail happened le, the world. At this conversation, Dr. Oppenheimer talked for quite a long time in this same sense, lb' teelel all nf us hov much France meant l" tin- Western world and how the fall nf France meanl an end nf main things thai he had considered precious ami thai now the Western civilization was reall) in a critical situation, anil that ii was very necessary lu elu something tu sen, the values oi \\ .'sit-in ei\ ili/alion. 0. line final question, Dt. Bethe. I should have askeel you this. I have re- [erred you lo lhe press statements ami the article thai vou published in the late winter ami spring eif 1950, expressing critical views of tin' H-bomb program- Did you ever eliseuss tln.se moves lhal is. lo make' such statements ami write such articles with Dr. Oppenheimer? A. I never did. In facl. after ll"' President's decision, In- would never discuss any matters of poliev with me. There had been in fail a directive from Presidenl Tinman to the GAC nul i° discuss the reasons of lhe GAC or an) nl the procedures; emd Dr. Oppenheimer belli to litis directive very strictly. Q. Did you consult him aboul ll"' article? A. I don'l think I consulted him "{ .ill abeeui the article. I consulted him eel.out the' statement lhal we made. A- feir as I remember, he gene nn opinion- (.). (In lhe- basis of your association wilh him. your knowledge of hint ovet these many years, would vou care I" express em opinion about Dr. Oppenheimer's loyalty to the United States, about bis character, about bis discretion in regard to mallet's of security? \. I am certainly happy lo ilo Ibis. ' have absolute' feiiid iii I),-. Oppenheimer's loyalty. I have always found thai he hail lhe- best interests of the United States eit heart. I have always found tha' if he differed from other people in I"" judgment, lhat it was because nf ' deeper thinking aboul the possible' consequences nf our action than lhe oil"'1' people hail. I believe that il is an 'v pression ,,f loyalt) of particular I")' alty—if a person tries In gee beyond uf '.!.\ inns ami tries In make' available I"" deeper insight, even in making unpop"' lar suggestions, even in making sitggi~' lit.iis which are nol lhe obvious ones '" meike ein' not those- which ei normal intellect mighl be leal lo make. I have absolutely no question thai I"' bus served his country very long "'" ver) well. I think ever) bod) agrees thfl his sen lie in Lie Alaiii.es was one of I"' greatest services that wen' given to l'"~ country. I believe he- has served <-'i'l-1' - well in the i; \C iii re-establishing ''"' strength of our atomic weapons progi'i'1' in 19 17. I heiv,' faith in him quite g"'"' erally. /Continued on /',e(-"' '''' ""-re, ^r. Page 44 FACTS FORUM N'EWS, April, W
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