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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 5, May 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date May 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • 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 ^^^^^■■■■■■■■■■■■■■(■■■i FO 4-8780 OL 5-8837 DA 9-7956 OL 5-9315 TI 2-4805 JE 8-1445 fE 6-8815 TR 8-7731 BRONX Prospect, 1301 Boston Road Fordham, 9 W. Burnside Ave., Allerton, 2700 Olinville Ave., Hunts Point, 891 Freeman St., Mosholu, 3092 Hull Ave., Parkchester, 1590 Westchester Ave. Morrisania, 1 E. 167th St., Kingsbridge, 20 E. Kingsbridge Rd. Mt. Eden, 125 E. 170th St., Tremont, 807 E. Tremont Ave., According to J. Peters' manual, "The Section is made up of a number of Shop, Street or Town Units in a given territory," under the lead of the section committee. The size of the territory of the sections, the members of the section committee and the section organizer or chairman, are all subject to the decision of the next higher committee, i.e., the district committee or state committee. Here again decisive authority emanates from the top. The section committee usually consists of from nine to eleven members. District or State Orcanizations The district covers a portion of the country (a part of one, or one, two and sometimes three states, depending upon the industries, on the size of the membership, etc.). Thus it will be noted that District 2 covers all of the State of New York, while District 1 includes Maine Vermonr, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Pennsylvania, on the other hand, is divided up between District 3, including eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, and District 5, including western Pennsylvania, the coal, and steel centers. In an effort to befog the public mind, the Communist Party constitution declares that — The highest body of the- state- organization is the- State- Convention, which shall convene- at ]e-ast 'im-e- e-ve-ry two ye-ars. As a matter of fact. Communist conventions are perfunctory affairs with little decisive power. In a full-time conspiracy it is manifest that day-to-day decisions could not be left to a biennial convention. Actual power resides at all times in a small secretariat of three or five within the district or state committee, which may be overruled at any time by a representative of the national committee or the Communist Internationa] (now the Cominform). In its turn the district or state committee and its officials are subject to approval by the national committee. It usually consists of from fifteen to nineteen members. The following chart [on next page] gives the chain of Communist command from the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to the smallest Communist unit in the United States. It attempts to summarize the opinions of numerous former members of the Communist Partv of the United States and the Soviet Union as to the structure of the international Communist movement. National Committee The national committee, which is elected by the national convention in accordance with a slate previously submitted by the Partv leaders subject to the approval of current Moscow representative, usually consists of from thirty to thirty-five members. All its members are not made public. According to the Party constitution, this committee "organizes and supervises its various departments and committees; guides and directs all the political and organizational Page 50 work of the Partv-; elects or removes editors of its preS who work under its leadership and guidance; organize* and directs all undertakings of importance to the entifl Party; administers the national treasury." The national committee meets about every four months, its member* being distributed as organizers in the various districts throughout the country. The national committee elects' national board of about eleven which is resident in Nc* York City, and meets about once a week. The nation* board in turn selects a secretariat of three to five inelua ing the chairman, the- executive secretary and other mefl> hers of the national headquarters staff, who run the Pad? from clay to day. In each ease it should be rememberd that recommendations for each post come from the top down, the highest echelons being subject to recommend' tion and approval from Moscow itself. There are no riv' candidates or contests for office. The actual functioning of the national committee A its smaller, ruling national hoard or politburo (a terf copied straight from the Communist Party of the Sovtf Union) is not in accordance with any prescribed eons'1 national procedure. It is totally at variance with roiiO" practices in other political parties or in fact in tradition* American organizations in general. It is even extreme? doubtful whether the rank and file Communist Part member has the vaguest notion of what is going on in "* upper circles of his organization. We shall try to PvC, true- picture of the "broadest inner democracy" of win" tin- Party boasts. Disciplinary Procedure Because of its quasi-military and conspiratorial chaJJ ter, the Communist Party, USA, pays considerable atjl tion to the matter of discipline. The national convention elects a national review c0" mission, formerly known as the control commission, wb* is strictly limited to "tested" members of the Party ^ have been active for at least five years. What the- I'-1 constitution does not say, however, is that members of | commission are closely interlocked with the undergrflj apparatus of the Party and with Soviet military in** gence. Because of this in some instances it connii" greater authority than the national committee' M Among those who have been members of this commiJ* in the past are Charles Dirba, alias Moore; K. B'1'.. Jacob Mindi-l; Charles Krumbein, former Comintern & sary jailed for passport fraud, and Jacob (Joins. revel in testimony by Elizabeth Bentley and Whittaker ( '''' Ihts as the head of an underground ring ol the Conn11" Party. Current practice has been not to reveal the t4 of the members of the review commission. This con" sion has charge- of all disciplinary procedure throng*-! the Partv-, and is entrusted with the custody of the l>;'r' secret records. , ,."' * What matters are the subject of disciplinary B*J according to the Partv constitution? One count is "co"' working class." Consid^j the .u'1 ainsidj American w<" y class." it remains for the Party officials to interpret! highly elastic- category of offenses. The opinions ol r«J sible labor officials are not asked. Another offense is | duet or action detrimental "to the interests of the ''',jj or action detrimental to th itself as the "political party o: another vague classification. Pi liable also is anv tion of the cleeis of Partv committees. I'nder broad categories of Partv- offenses the civil rights members are extremely tenuous. Facts Forum News, Mh'J I,'" Ins 1 S cha Kal ov -."'"tskv f>ts. "ri , otsl &- js-- ul pi feet* i- s tor-
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