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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1956 - File 005. 1956-01. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 25, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/209/show/144.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1956
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. V, No. 1, January 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 1956
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. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 005
Transcript r icaGoes to i Congressman Alger, his secretary, Mary Hornbecle, and executive assistant, Frank Crowley. sed stud) "ii I believed to fund talks ORS endence eunl i'**- beliefs ill the nt that . From tl icf that mgton ed by Con- it- accepted ml women inter to the lger relates as you read our federal nieriean of ieation may sliing whal is I"'-! fm' llu' Nation, ,„ about scho^11'' ;""1 '^strict. I tried I,, demon- ■ sv Whit i- tl*e":lt'' - "n """ t'n'orts ,m beliel in other rather pel^'vit,ua' hiitialivc. I determined to II asked ''"'^ ;1~ though everything depended me1, pray as though everything „„,i .rjtlpeiided mi the \lmiglit\." The cam- pcarances and -t ' . . ■ . , i ,. i.,!!)'1-'" ''sell "as vigorous with many urclv lhe leas' ' I --itnti< h supporters working hard. 1 e suggested, tr r . i ll ,, inS '"' through each ulhcc huilthiui meet- leunilcil. lien mr- . . . , i ri„ 12 ] I'll' and carried nn slor\ lee lie people via television. tv all nn lit*- .' ... ' , , , • t ■ . . „ne.ain line citizens encouraged me and then' moral -import mill till' ernlei'l" . . <■> rr i i ,.,,ro""s a ,-"'nl incentive, and |il.in an'" ... ... . . , ,.,, . . ,, , . , , , (.rflMv peeliiieeil tlienic was 1 II hack Ike — hut he im rubber ■jimp." My legislative "yardsticks" on each bill in Congress , . . „i»iilil he: ill ls this a function of federal government? eel nil'"' L . . 0 it .eliin1" ta" we atlord itr 1 pointed out, in em attempt 1" main- ii perspective, that the three greatest dangers confronting were: ill Vtomic annihilation; (2) Communism; ) Socialism: that to solve lliese' critical problems w . . (Oiilel join in intelligently trying to find the best solutions, t be conviction' .. f ' ' **> II .ur' l'l;u al politics. '"'''"'' ' ..t'lhal verv sketehil) brings us to the election victor) which I ilif'"'" '""".-Iii "ii a host e.l problems. Believing thai a repre- r re(r'a"ve's ■'"'' 's a '"" ''""' '""■'• ' liquidated my real estate, [jflliling, and land-developing business in short order, get- i , kM1 ricl e>[ lots, houses, anil even my ollice key in six conviction thatJJ^, ^ .|(,Mieeeel of the familv. I went h> Washington and took a '. jjiall furnished apartment. This solved the moving problem "' y™ '" |H on') '""' clothes would be taken. Thus mv boys began a ''' '""* ""' '" i without bicycles, toys, yard, or playground. M) wife, Lynn, Jjjnied in live again (shades of service life!) i" ee 4x6 ne. \l\ I' ci f-' Jfhpn. ■,,„! |j|| began to gel acquainted in a ne« school. eardless of I began te» gel acquam Book -"Hie adjusting In all of us to our new environment. to the end OI ,u is Font m News, limitary, 1956 Office routine? Mountains of mail and "case" work (problems of constituents) were piling up already. I needed assistants heilli schooled in the ways nf Washington and familiar wilh my Dallas district. A mosl fortunate arrangement resulted when frank Crowley, a fellow Dallasite agreed to go to Wash- ingliin with me as Executive Assistant and I was then able to secure one oi Washington's ablest congressional secretaries, Mary Hornbeck. Through Frank and Mar) nut other asso- ciates were chosen, and we were on our way! It weis at this time thai I first encountered what later he- came I'eiinliilK apparent lleeit nn office leeiel was to be greater than thai of main either congressmen. Ijcprescutiiig one of the country's largest districts close to 800,000 people — I would have no eieltlitiniieil help. The "average" Texas district contains about half lhat man) people- -some, fewei still. A warm wcltatine weis given me in Washington. The victim eigain-t eeelels. American sympath) tor the underdog, bred a friendliness in others toward me which added to my enjoyment eiml probabl) increased nn effectiveness. The President, the Vice Presidenl and Cabinel officers wen- warmly cordial. Congressmen on both sides eet the eiisle wen' courteous, con- siderate, and friendly. If nn welcome was less them warm from my Texas colleagues, and "I ibis I in nni sine, ii should be rejnembered ^ V 373053 Page 3
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