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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 7, August 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date August 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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Title File 062
Transcript 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 bomb. Crouch, who was to have been the kej committee witness, testified at length in closed -..— ion- regarding hi- knowledge <d Oppenheimer. 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 construction. 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- -aid: ... 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 1953. 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 FORI VI NEWS en the newsstand, or get extra copies there for llieni. If your news deeiler d ioi have FACTS FORI >1 NEWS, tell him it is now eeisy lo gel and eee- lo sell. 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- pressed truth. DO YOU APPROVE OF ATLANTIC UNION? IContinue,I fro Page 37) 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 golden egg. 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 tianisl ill'' 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- be Page «o FACTS FORUM NEWS, August, 195'
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