thai the editorial offices had the same
phone number as the state (.If) headquarters, ('-277().
The authors of these preposterous and
prolific charges clearly felt thai I would
literally be crushed under the profusion
and that 1 would never have an opportunity to presenl the facta about them i<»
the country. Even a superficial examination of the facts would show thai this
fate was planned for me because of nn
role in the Oppenheimer case, and it
was careful!) limed to hit the pre-- al
the heighl of the \EC investigations.
It was long after the press versions
of the "Crouch Appendix" were published before I was aide to see a cop)
of il. 1 found thai the \lsop columns ol
April If) and 1(> were taken almost verbatim from it and thai was over two
months before the document was "filed
aboul June 22 in the Jacob Hunk deportation case.
The AEC hearings and ihe removal of
Dr. Oppenheimer from access to confidential information took place only after
11 in ii and strenuous efforts to hloek
thorough and puhlie sttnly of the scientist's background and affiliations. If
there had been any baseless charges
againsl him it would seem that he and
hi- friend's should have been anxious for
puhlie hearings where he could expose
ami demolish them. Hut when we look
hack at the record, much of it revealed
here for the first time, we find the most
strenuous efforts have been made to
block the investigations.
It is interesting to compare statements
by two prominent writer- as far apart
politically as tic- poles.
Howard Rushmore, outstanding anti-
Communist, writing in the \rn- ) ork
Journal-American of Tuesday afternoon.
April 13, said:
Suspension ol Dr. I. Robert Oppenheimer is the resull of long investigations
carried on since 1945 b) undercover men
of the FBI and the Vtomic Energj Commission. ...
Mr. .unl Mi-. Paul I much have heen
notified 1>> the VE< that thej will he
called shortly to give testimonj concerning their previous charges made before a
California legislative public hearing dealing with tlie "father of the atomic bomb."
i Touch, a former member nl the (lom-
iiiuui-t party's national committee, and
now an active anti-Red, gave similar
testimony to thi' \h < ai tin Senate committee in Washington a year ago.
PROBE ' \l LED
Me' arthy at tlie time had launched
a secret investigation involving alleged
delays in the production <■ J the hydrogen
Crouch, who was to have been the kej
committee witness, testified at length in
closed -..— ion- regarding hi- knowledge
The investigation wa- called "ll two
weeks alter u started at the request <>l
Vice-President Nixon. Nixon several times
has expressed hi- belief in the loyalty of
Oppenheimer, particular!) when the latter
flatly denied the Crouch allegations ol
1952, when Nixon was a Senator.
However, thi- reporter wa- told shortly
after the first A-bomb explosion in 1945
hv intelligence officers nf l.t. Gen. Leslie
i .-roves' Manhattan Project that Oppen
heimer had heen under surveillance almost from the beginning of the \.-bomb*s
On thc other side of the political
globe is Care) \h\\ illiaiu-. identified
with dozens of Communisl fronts. He
hi- heen one of ihe mosl active supporters of ])r. Oppenheimer. Writing in
the pseudo-liberal and increasing!) left-
isl Sation of Maj I. 1954, M.AVilliam-
... let \leey. 1950, the I.aiii.-e committee
iii I eeliteei niei heard 111.- testimony e.l the
informer Paul Crouch eunl liis wife Sylvia
tlieet Oppenheimer had leeaai presenl at a
"closeif' meeting eel the Communisl part]
held in liis Berkeley home in 1941. ... (in
ihi- occasion the House ' lommittee mi
I n-American Activities stepped in. unraveled Hi. Oppenheimer's former left-
wing connections, eunl through the eemk-
ing Republican member, Representative
now Vice-Presidenl Nixon, temporarily
< In a kniateal llie' Te-iuii\ committee. Then
tin- \le( eiiaeen committee began to pre
pare em investigation, only to be <li--
-neiil.al li\ Mi. Nixon. Weeiii lln- matter
wees dropped, nol t.i I"" resumed until
i I iliilu'l know the House (.ommittee
"stepped in. " ee- alleged l>\ \le-W illiams.
>e. leu ,is I knew the) took in. action
u Ileitis er. i
Tin- investigations eunl \EC hearings
lasl Men regarding Oppenheimer
scratched llu- surface eiml revealed menu
serious bul rather isolated facts eele..ni
the feimiitis scientist einel some nf liis in-
timate associates, Nol enough has been
brought nut In pul nil llu- pieces nf the
puzzle together, unl so much is yel null.I.I thai the Oppenheimer case remains
em enigma In the average citizen.
Anuui- il, ■ facts that should In- revealed am llu- long-continued efforts in
hush up the matter ami prevent open
ewu! public inquiries mi a subjeel sn vital
lu tin- securit) eiml continued existence
uf our nation. Together with Ihis is the
organized effort in fabricate fantastic
eunl untrue charges againsl a ke) wit-
ness ami In liil lln press with them eil ei
moment carefull) timed In silence bis
testimony nn matters relating In Oppenheimer ami Communisl activities in iln
fit-Id nf atomic energy.
\ lull understanding uf llu- controversy .in.umi Oppenheimer Itei- Iu-i-n
in,iile mnn- difficult b) iieiisleinl efforts
In lilnik thorough investigations uf his
entire background eunl associates, eunl
hv failure to go back leu enough fnr the
facta lhal would illuminate more recenl
events. Vei\ lev, people know thr full
chain of events ami circumstances, and
I rgc your friends lo ask lor FACTS
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most ..I lln- lew em- like Sieve Nelson
-lill loyal in ihe Kremlin.
\s bizarre as lhe knowledge alread)
revealed about Dr. Oppenheimer may
lee. it mei\ pale into insignificance when
lhe future lifls the liel nn liilnj-sll| i-
DO YOU APPROVE OF
because our forefathers stumbled upon
a vast, rich, ami vacant continent: ami
lhal we ought, therefore, In share our
.....I link wilh less fortunate people.
Such a conclusion is an outgrowth
either ul a deliberate lie.or uf abysmal
ignorance. America's growth anil power
em' attributable principally lo the con-
cepl ul limited goven ml ivhich made
ii |mssilile tut' individual human beings
in exercise llieir individual genius eiml
utilize llieir individual energies withoul
llu- dead hand nf governmenl regulations stultif) inn iheii every effort.
Ever) governmenl in Europe spei if-
ically including those which we call
"free nations" ami "democracies" ene
leuili on llu- concepl thai government
must have unlimited power.
In altering our Constitution In join
em Atlantic I nil.n w iih these European
neiliuns. we woulil ii'we up the hasie
American principle which accounts for
our own greatness, ami in lhal one act
we would write em end lu lhe great
Vmerican experimenl which si I tor 6
century and a half as prooi thai fie''
men can govern themselves.
We might, in the initial phase "I
timeline, up anil distributing our wealth
throughout ihe Atlantic Community,
raise ihe living standards nf others 8
little, while' lowering mir own a great
deal : lull in ill.' etui w r w ..lllil eeuise a
general decline in lhe living standards
cl eill. In destroying the American sys*
tern which produced iln1 highesl level
ul general prosperity ever known, we
would destro) lln- go thai laid the
How aboul Red China? Our principal
European allies have recognized Red
(hin.i eunl .in- exerting great pressure
tn eel lis III llu [I. If we juill a lllliu'1
with them, they can compel us to .1"
wheel the) want by iln- simple device
ul outvoting us.
They eait also pauperize u> ami drafi
us down In ami below llieir own level
In voting I., spend lln- savings of \nui
icans Im European welfare.
The American Constitution is the
only effective instrumenl ever devised
In protect human bein
i\ rami\ uf government.
If ihe Constitution i- ever se-i aside "'
basically altered in permit our participS'
tion in an international tint I a*1)
kiiul. the cause "I freedom is doomed-
FACTS FORUM NEWS, August, 195'