than thirty daily newspapers from coasl
io coasl eill with by-line "liv Paul
Crouch" and most of them with additional line, "copyrighl Miami Daily
yews." These newspapers included the
Huston Globe, New ) ork Journal-American, Minneapolis Slur. Philadelphia Ittt1-
leiin. Charlotte Observer, Nashville
Banner, Kansas City Slur. St. Louis Post-
Dispatch, and the Los Angeles Examiner.
In the lighl of this evidence il would
seem to be outside the field of sanity to
charge me with "perjury" for testifying
I had been "author of some feature
articles" when ( was with the Miami
The third of Iwo dozen equally amazing charges weis lhe allegation 1 weis
guiltv of "perjury" when T lestificel
many times thai I had been Florida
state publicity director for the CIO and
editor of the "official CIO newspaper,"
ihe / nion Record. Again the well-documented facts were equally immaterial to
lhe authors of the charges and to those
who gave them national publicity to destroy my testimony aboul Dr. Oppenheimer. I.euik records and cancelled
weekly pay checks will show I was on
slalc payroll of lhe CIO in Florida. Examination of copies of the / nion Record
can leave no douhl in the minds of anyone lhal il was lhe official CIO publication. The ina-lhceid mil onlv carried lhe
line "Endorsed by Florida State CIO
Council" and my name eis editor, hut
il-n showed lhal ils editorial offices
were in iln- state CIO headquarters at
730 West Flagler Street, Miami, ami
(Continued on Page 60)
Senator Clarifies Position
■"SCnifcb ,5>fafes -Senate
May 23, 1955
Hon. Dan Smoot
Facta Forum, Inc.
1802 Main Street
De-a r M r. Smoot:
I did not have the pleaaure of hearing your
"Status of Forces Treaty" discussion last isie;bt, but a
mutua] friend told me that you had listed me among those
who had "abstained" from voting on this matter. This
vote occurred while I was in Texas on my only, trip during
'in- session, and il <■ an opportunity to make
this clear. I would appreciate it. Had I been present, I
would have voted no. You may also include me among
those who favor amendment of the treaty to eliminate foreign jurisdiction over our own men for trial of criminal
Kindest personal regards.
" of ih''
CROUCH APPLAUDS DR. FRED SCHWARZ
< rElS iikmkn:
Last night, when I plugged into radio
earphone system of this tuberculosis
hospital where I am now a patient, to
listen to F VCTS FORI M (Station
KILA, Hilo), I received a real surprise.
Dr. Fred Schwarz, your ^ucst speaker,
is a verj good friend oJ mint'. In my
opinion, he is one ol the world's l»«'>t
authorities on communism: and he is
mn' ol tin- very few who understand the
OUtlook anil mental processes of the
Communists withoul having learned the
hard way as 1 did.
I kimu only too well that communism i- a disease, exactly as Dr.
Schwarz described it. 1 was one of its
intellectual victims for seventeen years
(1925-1942). Neither hunger nor lark
nl a promising personal future made me
a Communist. It was intellectual conversion tn the philosophy id Marx and
Engels. My father, incidentally, was a
Baptisl minister, school teacher, and
I fell a victim tn Marxian ideology
duri ng acl nal chi Idhood < joining
Young People's Socialisl League aboul
the age of thirteen before the Russian
During mj fifteen years as a leading
full-time official in the Communist
party I saw the terrific turnover of
industrial workers in the party. I personally Issued over a thousand Communis) membership books to new members.
More than three-fourths of the workers
and sharecroppers who gol books from
me broke completely with communism.
Some left in a tew months; few remained over two ur- three years.
On the other hand, among the university professors I recruited or who belonged to party organizations under my
supervision, I believe that less than two
per cent have shown an\ evidence of a
Ineak with communism. I know of only
ONE individual from that large group
nf professors who has actively cooperated with the governmenl in exposing
the subversive apparatus. <I refer only
to those in unit~ under my jurisdiction
North t .arolina, South < Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Utah, Alameda County,
California, including the University of
Dr. Schwar/ correctly stresses the
facl thai povertj and ignorance are not
necessarily breeding fields for communism. For three decades two of the most
powerful -nul efficienl (Communist
parties in Latin America were I rugua)
and (losta Rica the mosl literate nations south nl the Rio Grande. Uruguay
lias an exceptionally high standard of
living, and in Costa Rica real povert)
.ind hunger are virtually unknown. In
Latin American countries of real povertj Bolivia, Haiti, Honduras. Paraguay, for example the Communisl
movement i- very weak.
I nder the Vmerican Man. two areas
where the ( oininiini-t party is exceptionally well entrenched and powerful
are (!ali forma and Hawaii. In both
places average living standards are very
high. In Florida the part] has its greatest strength among wealthy residents
ol Miami Beach.
Would it he possible for Facts Forum
to publish Dr. Schwarz's interviews iii
pamphlet form or in Facts Foi um
Vews?* They would help materially in
shattering illusions that prevent a correct approach to the fight againsl
atheistic world communism.
Mn June. FACTS FORUM NEWS published the first interview with Dr.
Schwarz, "Communism and intellectuals."
The second interview. "Coexistence," appear* mi pace 8 of this Issue.
S FORUM NEWS, August, 1955