' • ADIO (FREE' EUROPE
By JIRI BRADA
R\DIO Free Europe, a network nf
steilions which has been set up in
western Europe for the purpose
>i sending anli-liommunisl broadcasts
" lhe | pies on the other side of the
""i Curtain, is a division of Free
-.mope (.ommittee. Inc. The latter, a
iiivalc organization, was founded in
I'll') by a group of American citizens,
inioiig whom the lion. Herbert 11. Leh-
%ian. U. S. Senator from New York.
Ilayed a prominent role.
In 1950. the Free Europe (ommittee
'taitetl its annual fund-raising drive
Pnder the name of Crusade '"' Freedom.
''"-i "I us. al one lime or another, have
iceii exposed lee the propaganda of this
powerful orgaiiizalion. v iei newspapers,
"aelio. television, freedom cars, and free-
I"iii trains, and mosl of us have- read
ind beard about FE( "s i ih-publicized
lhe lice Europe Committee claims
that millions of its funds have been
■""Iiii -.1 by more than twent) five
lulbon \meriean citizens. Many more
liilli.His of dollars, though, have been
Intuited by corporations, including some'
if the large foundations.
Ilcinv Ford II. whose Ford Foundation through the years has been a
"'av> ''' ibntor. is national chairman
'I tbe' Crusade for Freedom. \s such be
* ihe successor of Ceneral Lucius D.
■hi>". Other prominent sponsors of the
>'"i«'l include. Den ul Semi,,If. Edward
K. Murrow. Harold E. Stassen, Walter
">■ (iilford. Samuel Linger, George Bar-
■::''• '■ l;- Tibbcls. and Joseph J.
*licsser. Headquarters of the Crusade is
'-> West 57th Street. New York City.
' II. Jackson, in crucial years one of
■ resitleiu Eisenhower's "palace guard,"
"*"1'''1 "he Free Europe Committee for
* considerable length of time. Whitney
The second of three installments
of "A Close-up View of Radio
Free Europe" will appear in next
month's issue of Facts Forum
In keeping with our policy of
presenting "both sides" of each
issue, Facts Forum News will
also present in forthcoming
issues material furnished us by
the Free Europe Committee telling of the accomplishments of
Radio Free Europe.
We regret that this material
was received too late to accompany Mr. Brada's first installment.
II. Shepardson is its current president.
Joseph C. Ciew. former I . S. \mbas-
sador to Japan, is Chairman of the
Board of the Free Europe Committee.
Vrthur W. Page is Chairman "I the
Executive Committee. Vice presidents include W. J. C. Eagan, Levering Tyson,
Samuel S. Walker, Jr.. and Bernard Yarrow. John C. Traphagen serves ;is treeis-
urer, Theodore C. Augustine as secretary and assistant treasurer, and .1. Clayton Miller as assistant secretary. On
March 15. 1955, Herbert H. Lang was
replaced as Dire, tor of Radio Free
Europe by W. J. C. Eagan.
The Board of Directors, besides several of the above-named, is composed of
A. A. Berle, David K. E. Bruce, Jr.,
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Frederic 1\. Dolbeare, Julius Fleisch-
mann, II. B. Miller. Irving S. Olds.
George N. Shuster. Charles M. Spofford.
and H. Gregory Thomas.
Among additional sponsors of the
Free Europe Committee vve find such
nationally known figures as Clarence
L. Adcock, Raymond Fare Alexander,
Laird Bell, Francis Biddle, Roberl
\\ oods Bliss, Robert F. Bradford. lieu iv
\. Bullis, William L. Clayton, Clark M.
Clifford, I ae ile II. De' Mille, Frank R.
Denton. William J. Donovan. Mark I .
Ethridge, James A. Farley, Virginia C.
(.ildersleeve. Charles li. Hook. Palmer
lleevi. Paul Kesten, Henry R. Luce, Joseph V. McKee Web Maddox. Ii. B.
Miller. Samuel E. Morison. Frederick
Osborn, John W. Sibley, Spyros Skou-
teis. Charles P. Taft. DeWit't Wallace.
W. W. Waymack, Waller II. Wheeler,
Jr.. Charles I'.. Wilson. Mrs. Quincy
Wright, ami Darryl Zanuck. The 1952
list of national sponsors also featured
James B. Carey, Mien W. Dulles, William Green, and Matthew \\ oil. Besides
a sprinkling of men who uphold Amer-
ica's traditions of limited governmenl
and the free market economy, there is
the usual contingent of ancient and
ubiepjitous New Dealers.
Headquarters of the Free Europe
Committee is a few stone's throws from
that of the Crusade for Freedom, at 110
We si 57th Street. New York City.
The political and ideological influence
of the Free Europe Committee spans
continents. No organization in the world
exerts more power over the refugees
from eastern Europe. It practically
maintains a monopolv on placing refugee students in American colleges. It
controls the University College at Strass-
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