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House of Representatives
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nists. Bul their dislike- is nol ei bitter
thing, ll is kindly and nostalgic. Man)
of the greal liberals who iiscel to support
the Communisl Fronts openly bul who
nowadays eeill themselves anti-Communists have nol really changed their own
social, political, eunl ethical poinl "I
view. They ein- merely disgruntled with
the Communists for nol bringing about
the Socialisl I topia which the Communists promised einel in which they still
place their naive Faith.
Such liberals do nol hate the Communists as people who have betrayed
Atncricei. Rattier, iht'v are impatient
with the Communists because, in their
queer code, the Communists have betrayed Marxism.
This may or may not adequately explain why so many prominent Americans who are heirs oi a greal tradition
of freedom, who look upon themselves
.is ihe keepers of ihe nation's conscience,
who seem really to believe thai they eire
dedicated to lhe cause of human justice
in the world, can nonetheless lie found
consistently following the line eunl supporting lhe cause ol international communism.
HOPE TO RENDER FBI INEFFECTIVE
Whatever their motives (whatever the
explanation for their motives) the fact
remains thai lhe big push is on—to find
seenii' means of rendering J. Edgar
Ih,over eunl the FBI ineffective as anti-
The anti-anti-Communists. flushed
with reeenl victories, are oul lo slop eill
of the effective investigations of communism which lieiM- proven so embarrassing lo them.
Thev are a powerful and persuasive'
Fortunately, however, we Americans
still lieue men from both political
parties in the Congress eunl Senate of
the United Slates who can read and
understand whal they read nun who
know thai the international Communist
conspiracj has already cost the- li\cs eif
thousands of American soldiers; who
know thai today innocent American
boys are in Chinese Communisl prisons;
and wlm know thai every American
Communisl shares the guilt for the indescribable crimes againsl humanity
which the Communists have already
In addition lo such nun as Senator
Jenner, whose stature ets an anti-Corn-
tnunist is second to none, we have, for
example, Senator John McGellan, who
(despite his own differences with Joe
McCarthy) took up when- McCarthy
was forced to leave off eiml actually
found out who did promote Peress.
\\ e have staunch men in \\ ashington
who will not give up the fight againsl
communism, despite eill political pres-
sures, eis long ei- they receive encouragement from lhe American people.
"Hiilcs fur Inquiries Cannot Save Freedom,"
lev II.,n Hi.1,11.a The Nation, Mar. 31. PCI.
"(lain Defends I s<- nl 5th Amendment,
X,,c York Times. Mar. 19, 1955.
Constitution nf thr United Statr-.. Article
■ \ \rw Voice For fVmeriea," by William 0.
Douglas, The Progressive, November, 1953,
"Should Congress Investigate? liv Ernest
Angell, Saturday Review ni Literature. Feh.
I'd. 1').",.",. pp. 'Iff.
"He.I Peril eet Peak, Browne]! Asserts," Vew
).„/. Times, Sept. 1. 1953.
"Another Kind of Danger," Collier's, July
9, 1954, p. 101
"(iuilt In- Education," Tlie Nation, Feb. 13,
1954, ii. 122.
"Loyalty, Suspicion, eunl the Tightening
I ham. I,\ I'eaiieiiilin Ginzburg, The Reporter,
July 6. 1954, I.,,. Kill.
"Suicide "I the Rich," In Eugene Lyons,
lliiiiutii Events, Oct. 27, 1954.
-Heals „„,| Our ( hill, le,'-." |„ J. |S. \|,„.
thews, imerican Mercury, July, 1953, pp. Mi.
"Apathj and Atrocity," Newsweek, Vug, IT.
1953, |,. 21.
"Te. Help Speae,1 Money," Time. lug. 30,
IT,I. |'. III.
"I'll.' Fortnight," Freeman, Sept. 21. 1953,
"Sin- Read It in tin- Papers," In Victor
Lasky. Freeman, May IK. 1953, pp. 596ff.
Permanent Subcommittee me Investigations,
Congressional Imlex. 1955-56, tilth Congress,
AUTHOR NOW KNOWN
M.n 3, 1955
(in peia,' 'lu "I your \piil edition ol Facts
Forum News, vein published ei peuaiily ,el
Lincoln's Gettysburg Aelelre-ss—"Author Unknown." While it is true- theet the- author i-
unknown, lie does have ee name.
The penaaK wees first printed iii "\ Line O'
Type Or Tu,," which is ei column en the
Chicago Daily Tribune. This was eleene' in
their ealitieeil nf Fri.lay. March 18, 1919.
Ne,,,' that timea it lues been reprinted extensively, reaching it- highest circulation in
ihe March 10, 1952. edition of Time magazine.
The eeieilinrsliip "I tlie- parody wees acknowledged hv Time in their "Letters" column in
th,' edition .'I March 31, 1952. Uong with the
acknowledgment wees ei comment from a Mr
Richard 11. Waddell .'I Los Vngeles, California. IL; wrote: "Your parody mi Lincoln's
greal Gettysburg Address represents hen!
tei-te- in the extreme! 'teens ei^ee the) were
deseerating llie Twenty-Third Psalm in the'
seinie childish manner, and it eeeesn't especially
younp even then."
1 quote Mr. Waddell out nf respeel for your
peissieen for giving both shies nf ei story.
Ind "I course, lie unknown author is
K\ \3 Jones
3'7I I Berwyn Vve.
Chicago 25, III.
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