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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 6, June 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1955
Language eng
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  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • 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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Transcript or units of the Communist parly: e.g. Mazerall testified that he was first invited by a friend to join an informaldis- eussion group and that he did not for a considerable period recognize lhat it was in reality a secret Communist "cell," although he later knew it to have been such. Kathleen Willsher was first a member of a group discussing the "difference between socialism and communism" and after a few years joined ;i smaller secret group of Communists. .Any small stuely group, however called, which will allow more experienced Communists to influence and sirnultein- eously lo siudy the psychological development of potential "recruits" will ilo in the earlv stages of the new recruit's "development." • • • The extent of the- secret section of the Communisl party is not normally disclosed at any time lo Ihe junior members nf lhe secret groups, who know only the four or five other members of their eiwn group. Tin- leader of each such group, wliee attends secret meetings of five or six such group leaders will know them plus tin- secret "chairman" of these meetings. . . . However, oxer a period of time secret members will get to kneiw meiny others through joint participation in various "front organizations' anel otherwise, though they may not know the extent of their "development" unless designated to work with them for some purpose of the party leaders. Il is. apparently, not the present practice for secrel members of the parly lo fill oul anv membership forms, or sign any declaration, or to be given any membership cards. This relatively loose system obviously eissists in maintaining the secrecv "f the organization. But it appears also to plav a role in lhe expansion of the organization, since al each stage of his "development" lhe adherent is allowed to feel that be is slill politically independent anil merely assisting in the general activities of tbe movement withoul taking at any time whal he might consider to be a specific einel binding step lo acquire or ratify definite membership. This technique allows the development courses to proceeel anil to have their gradual effect on the adherent withoul raising anv unnecessary resistance in the adherent's mind to any specific stage of earlv development. Thus even Hover. Mazerall, and Lun- an. the last-named an active espionage recruiting agent, apparently fell that they harl not allowed themselves to become full members of the Communist party, though they bad paid "dues" for ve-eirs. because thev had al no time signed membership documents or taken out membership cards. Boyer, who stated that he joined a Page 10 Communist study group in 1939, said when asked to explain his relations with tin- Communist party: A. I have- ueerke-el in organizations in which there were Communists eenel in which I knew there were Communists, am] I have worked very cleisdy with Communists, hut 1 have never held a party card or paid dues, etc. Q. Have you ever maele contriliutions to thc weerk of the Communist party? A. 1 made contributions. 0- Finane-ial contributions? A. Yes. Apparently at each stage of "development" the adherent is carefully kept from an appreciation of the nature- eef tasks likely to be assigned lo him when he is considered adequately "developed" for the next stage. Apparently also many even eimong relatively senior and "developed" secrel members of lhe Communisl pari) are kept unaware of lhe nature ami exist- ence eef specifically ille-geil activities, di- rected against Canada, which an- carried on bv a section of tbe organization which thev support. Indeed, most persons actively engaged in such illegal activities ein- apparently given to understand lhal their activities ein- exceptional and are kepi quite unaware of tin- extent to which they bene been carried on by lop leaders. ... In view of lhe "leader principle." thai is. the established principle of obedience to higher party authorities, such unawareness among mosl members of tin- organization would not hinder the organization's efficiency for Fifth Column purposes. For example Lunan, who undertook ... to organize ei group of espionage agents, weis given to understand that the onh persons engaged in this illegal activity would be himself, tlle three (einel eliein scientists whose espionage activities he directed, and Rogov of the Soviet Embassy. In testifying before us as lo bis motivation, which In- stated was directly linked with his political ideology, he- said: I would also like' tee seey that I had 110 ill.31 of tlle sea.pe' ;iri,l ..\te-nt of this work. I wa- amazed when it first became .Lair to me during mv interrogation. 1 never though! of niys|.|f as being me.re than one person in ee -meill group eef five people. I elee not offer this in ;iei\ sense els em excuse For my work, but I wees ~tii\in^ to square myself with my ideals without a full knowledge of the position in which 1 really Found myself. • • • Regarding the original attraction of Canadians to the "development" course's eir study group organizations, ii is elif- fieult to speak with certainty, lln- appeal naturally varied greatly with each individual. In some eei-i'- il lay apparently in lhe higliK systematized metaphysical concepts used by lhe Communist parly in ils propaganda directed to certain types of "intellectuals" emd stu- dents. Thus Durnford Smith, when eisk- cd whal it weis theit attracted him to the movement, replied: "the /ogee of it. A factor which appears in have played a pari in firsl attracting al leasl one of the Canadian espionage agents whose evidence we have heard, weis the belief that through these study groups he could fight against the social evils of anti- Semitism and racial intolerance. Ger- son said: I consider mysell ;e- ;i sec l-class I aeeieeiliein not eis ei First-class Canadian. Tlieet is not a laughing matter, Mr. Commissioner; it is very serious. He elucidated this poinl: 0- You have been speaking about communism and you also mentioned fascism. What is your ieleae ot the difference, il eui\. between communism eeenl Fascism? \. Well, my idea is ih.it ii would be liaseal on ei question ol anti-Semitism. I.). I Bee. \. You see, we were verj active at tlieet time'. There nee- the danger of Hitler: we realized it. The doctor eiml his wife wen' over in Germany in 1931: In- went to t niversitj there eeenl we- realized it. (). Wheel doctor? \. Ilr. Gottlieb: that is il„- fhusband of tin'I -iste-r of the Schlein Family. We realized what wee- aeiini: tee happen. \\'■ saw whal happened in Montreal eunl Kirkland Lake whare people were parading in blue shirts eenel Bticking siejns in windows, and we h'lt we- should 'lo something about it.... I mean it was From that; ii weis not frnm een economic poinl of view. It was from tin- point uf view of self-preservation. We figured theit if we were considered eis good Canadians here ei law should lee' passed tee make that illegal. The evidence before us strongly suggests theit anti-Semitism anel lhe natural reaction of persons of Jewish origin W racial discrimination was one of the factors played upon l>\ tin- Communisl recruiting agents. It is significant thai ;1 number of lhe documents from lhe Russian Embassy specifically note "Jew "' "Jewess" in entries on their relevant (aineiiliein agents or prospective agent* showing that tin- Russian Fifth Colum" leaders attached particular significant lo this matter. Ill some oeises el desire' for conipellii""' ship emd intellectual discussion ma! have played its pari. Wilh certain pet' (Continued nn Page*™, •Editor's Note: Communist intent to exploit .lews is e'""1' pl.'incut.'.I In their effort tee e-xpleeit eunl I'll tlie-r befuddle the lunatic Fringe of an"' Semites. One "Politicus,'1 in a manner ob*1' ously Communist-inspired, says ;tl a iiac" issue ..t em anti-Semite p.a i,,,Ii,-.11: . "Tlie Russians arc kicking tin- Jews out,0. Russia.. . \ new world leading culture w'1 civilization will he bom the Russian. It '"-, historical process, which cannot l.e -p.pr1' at all. Vidua- rV-bomb, nor H-bomb, ""' "wisdom' Bernard Baruch's eunl Lazar keeieei" ovichs will stop ii. ... Vmerican white 3'11 til.-s will not .1.. anything to spoil thai '"" inri.eil process. ..." . i It was predictable that Judaeophobes wo»' '■\eaihieillv -iele wild the Soviet 1 nion eeiieiiie tin' United State's, em the basis nf il"' -'".'tl graphical fact that there ein- more- Jews V N.-ee York than there are in Moscow. Hut -11' ' lileeteint M;ir\i-m eun! -eaaia.'K -eameaaeloii Ma p.al p. treason in what the naive regard ss 100 per cent American variety eif lunacy steerlliiiL'. FACTS FOIJUM NEWS, June, llSi ENMJ THE 1 the Hon ei 1 nited tries . April I \s.e Purposi le„o,. , bienell, 'Ted III "hiring "reilel,. Tin,, "K-iit ee 'ails,, ij Anoll 'he con
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