". . . there is no calamity which u
great nation ran invite which equals thai
which follows a supine submission to
wrong and injustice ami the consequent
loss of national self-respect and honor
beneath which arc shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.
Carl Ri ssem. Fish
The Path of Empire
"The I nited States began its existence
by making 'liberty' its chief goal. Liberty note is coming to be replaced by
another objective -'security.' Ind men
are being induced into surrendering liberty in order to obtain it. Hut uH that
happens is that they lose their liberties
-and the) do not obtain security."
Carli le B. II n m.s
"Is World Security Possible"
These Times Magazine, \jiril. 1955
"One of the great casualties of our
generation has been the decline of indignation. /' e have become so calloused by
the grief and tragedy of the world that
our awareness has been completely
Dr. \bram Leon Sw h \k
Presidenl nf Brandeis \ niversity
"He who looks with pride upon thr
history which his father* have written by
their heroic deeds, wlio accepts with
gratitude the inheritance which they
have bequeathed to him and who highly
resolves to preserve this inheritance unimpaired anil to pass it on to his descendants enlarged and enriched, is a
true American, be his birthplace or his
parentage what it may."
\a m w \bbott
from "Think'* (IBM magazine)
"ll ere we directed from Washing/on
when to son- and when to reap, we
should soon want bread.'
—Thom \s Jefferson
"lo sin by silence when they should
protest makes eonards of men."
\l.K\ll \ M I.im Ol N
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Parents See Crux in SNUX
In hundreds ol U.S. communities, groups
nl parents have l>een rebelling against tne
school grading system known as SN1 X the
marks stand, respectively, for "Normal growth
is taking place,11 "More effort should be
made," "I nsatisfactory work," and ''Needs
Many parents maintain thai the S or "Normal growth i- taking place" grade doesn't
real!) t<'ll how their children arc doing in
school. One dissatisfied parent rommented,
"This type of grading tends to rendition the
mind for socialism and communism."
\ former Kansas school superintendent asserted, "When one rails for the abolishment
of all competition in the classrooms, and doing away with rewards for superior efforts, he
i- merely advocating for the childhood level
the same things tli.it the Communists are demanding in our society for the adult level."
He added that such a policy carried to the
extreme would prepare children more For
communistic regimentation than for free-
In one city, 82 per cent of the voting parents chose to abolish SN1 X and to restore
VBCDE report rank
Vnother new grading system simply offers
an SN report card for "Satisfactory progress" and "Needs improvement.*1 Some communities have eliminated reporl cards altogether there are no grades of anv kind.
"The Struggle for Our I hildren's Minds"
series !>> Howard Whitman in Collier'-, included this facet of the Vmerican school
On the Firing Line Again
Subversive activities in the midwestern ami
southwestern states are being exposed through
the semi-monthly letter, ANR Report, edited
l>\ Kail Baarslag, former editor ol the American Legion's Firing Line, and published by
American National Research, Inc., I'. 0, Box
57, Dallas, Texas.
For twenty-five years, Baarslag has been
battling communism. He .served on the Communist Desk of the Offi.-e of Naval intelligence in Washington during World War II
and i- a former national Legion director of
Baarslag, who twice each month pinpoints
those whose action- (and often inaction) do
harm to Vmerica, i- one ol the very few
nationally-known experts ommunism who
has never been a Communist party member.
/ \ R Reporl nol only exposes the MISTAKEN bul also enables the reader to identify them.
On the March Against Communism
Write- Neil K. Wetterman fr Cin. innati,
•*I have recently founded I he Protect Vmer-
ica League, Inc. nt Greater Cincinnati. \\ e
are an organization dedicated to the furtherance ol sell and community education pertaining to the facts and philosophies of the
"This program is being carried out throng1!
the distribution ol literature, the sponsoring
ol seminars and speakers For the general public and especially high - I I -indent-. Currently we are compiling, in addition to the
above, an individual and organizational system
ol records so as to avail ourselves of the
necessary information to alcrl our citizens oi
any individual, organization: or project-? that
might advance the cause of communism...-
Books Beat Comics to a Pulp
The Free Public Library at New Bedford,
Ma—., ran out nl hook- after only aboul an
hour of it- books-for-comies swap. More tha"
l.Diio youngsters rounded up over 100.000
comic books to deplete tlie library's supply "*
800 books offered in its 10-to-l exchange
(limit of five library books per child)-
Swamped by the swap, the library had tn
reorder aboul 3,250 books in keep it- end of
Librarian Laurence G. Hill said he was
"surprised hut very pleased" at ihe response-
Sea stories ranked high on the li-i <>f "swap
books11 chosen by the older children. However,
grades -even to nine pul "I >.iv v Crocket!
firsl ("leading In hundred- nf yards!" according to the library ).
Student Government Day Observed
Vlso in New Bedford, Student Governmenl
Day Ls observed annually al the high school.
\t this time, pupils a—nine duties of school
officials and teachers.
Everett S. Vllen, assistant in the editor "
The Standard-Times of New Bedford outlined
for the students ihe benefits of the Vmerican
heritage for today's youth and traced th«
sociological, economical, ami scientific devel*
opment of Vmerica.
"De-piie all these ace plisl 'in- we Vino
it harder to raise a national spirit in t»*
United State- than in anv other country '"
th.- world," Mr. \llen asserted. ^Patriotism
sometimes becomes a 'corny' thing." He wenl
nn tn -a\. 'Thi- country need- Ihi milli°"
salesmen for the country to realize the fs*?
we have whal we have nol license, bul -'''
ADA Supports "The Investigator"
Despite protest-, from the Vmerican l.eiii""'
the Pleasantville, Y V. Hoard of Education
unanimously approved presentation oi a '""
troversial film and a phonograph record, "''''
Investigator," in it- junior high sel I. ,
The movie, a filmed transcript of Edward
R. MuiTou's television interview with Dr. ■': |
Roberl Oppenheimer. along with the record
satirizing congressional investigations, wer*
arranged for nighl -how in- hv ihe ( entr*
Westchester ■ hapter ol Vmerican- foi Democratic Vction I \l> \ i.
In the words ol the Farts Forum Vrjj*
reader who submitted this information, "''',"
surrender ol the Pleasantville school hoard .'■
this case was shocking. Despite the fact thg
.ill left-wing teachers and their propagsndJ
are barred from the schools, this partiruWJ
school hoard prant- permission tn use __t|!'
school for propaganda purposes at night!
(ON THK ALERT—Keep thi- eolin""
informed of patriotic activities in .*"'
area by writing "Headers Report," li'''"
Forum, Dallas I. Texas.)