Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1956
File 027
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1956 - File 027. 1956-01. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 24, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/209/show/166.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Facts Forum. (1956-01). Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1956 - File 027. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/209/show/166

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Facts Forum, Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1956 - File 027, 1956-01, Facts Forum News, 1955-1956, University of Houston Libraries, accessed January 24, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/209/show/166.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
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
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
Type
  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
Item Description
Title File 027
Transcript be accompli ,bv should an] • done mi a naj I,',1 Stale's in1 1 SECURITY lope eventual work lor a ''] ecurity." I hi*' -am compclliii? they could i*« n their own I tun pluusibil'1 rsons mosl lui i'ir old age -'! not the bill * of their live-- - . presumes il ' the governi***! ll 11.a-- of |><*' lilities, indiv" inclusion that - al age 65, «J rc-peiii-ibilili''" hen one- e n arious ramifi<j i- bound e'vcii" rimil premise! ation of poVf*i rather than 1 If llu- i- e"'' le. then bow \ nut of com] lil'lll'Oilllizill!! I lir Government as ll SeeliritV f"r' portion "f h' ' which uh'5"1'' i a quarter of i , I, seems dete*| deficit th.- l' l.illle- welllll''r ipulsolV ! AN ATTITUDE .nal security ('f'| Hire than l'"' , lout in time " iiule not nee* al share" or <£ mate ri.i! ih secure ** ixiely. and 4] loin llie min" | is thai he m what wa- l""| SePeS II if 'IS.,-- ■; K 1.1! E II T III) (I VE II. sped upon vvl'j aim to those <'■ , uiuer. rsons mav n" j forces, or in I i-ioii- other ■»■ tpporl of big I e preclude theij (Continued ,"' ' The article below is reprinted, by permission, from the November Democratic Digest, which had this statement to make regarding it: "The September issue of the Digest contained u critical article on the operations of the second Hoover Commission. When Mr. Hoover questioned the conclusions of the Digest analysis, be was invited to sum up his own views on tbe workings of tbe Commission. He accepted the offer, and the Digest is pleased to publish bis personal views." THE Second Commissii n Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government was created by unanimous action of the Congress in 1953. Its members were appointed b\ the Speaker for the House, by the \ ice President for the Senate, and by the President for the Senate, and by the President for the Administration. Thev included members of both political parlies. It was the expressed determination eel the Commission from the first day of its existence tbut "partv politics" should not enter into its conclusions. The Commission never divided on political grounds. I never even heard mentioned a reference to political party effect of anv conclusion. A precedent for that hud been set by the First Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch ol the Government of 1947-49, over which I also presided. Every member of this Second Commission had long public experience. There were naturally divided opinions mi the best methods of accomplishing our purpose. But every recommendation was voted by a majority und usually by more of the members of the Commission. And all of them were voted for l,\ members of both political parties. No inquiry into partv affiliations of lask force members vvas ever made: however, they 'lid embrace members of both parties. There was a Republican complaint that there were three former Democratic cabinet members and six former assistant secretaries on the task forces, lhe fad was that the Republicans bail been mil nl' office for twenty years and bad no reserve of such officials. There wen- et number of federal ami -teite Supreme Court judges among the task force members and lhe number was aboul even between the two parties. On the Task Force on Federal Medical Services, which dealt with questions concerning veterans, there were 80 per cent veterans, and I presume from their geographic spread it contained members of both parties. However, all tusk force members wen- selected for their experience ami ability. Something over 100 of them bail 1 n in federal service at one time or another, mostly in Democratic administrations. Out of the 31-1 recommendat s designed to obtain greater efficiency and eee,ne,my in the executive branch, then- were some 16 per cent of them tbat were bound to provide controversy, especially from pressure groups, and f'4 per cent tbat are winning general acceptance. Of the total recommendations some 145 were "eubninisli eitiv e1" — that is. they can be put into effect by the departments with.ent legislation. More than 50 have' already been adopted, and under President Eisenhower's direction special machinery has been set up in the Bureau of the Budget and the Department of Defense to effectuate more of them. A single one of the administrative recommendations already adopted is saving the taxpayers the total cost oi the Com- mission at the rate of five times everv vear. Some 111 of the recommendations require legislation. Already more than 2(11) bills have been introduced into the Congress for this purpose. Thev came too late at the busy end of the last session for action although em importanl one pus-cil the Senate. It required five years lo complete some 72 per cent of the recommendations which were adopted from the First Commission of 1947-49. There was criticism from pressure groups at that time — just as there is now. Much of the criticism is based upien lack of knowledge by the critics of the workings of the government, and loo often it arises from misunderstanding or misconstruction of the recommendations themselves, and eef course criticism comes from special interests affected. For instance, I have -ecu it stated that tbe Commission would deprive the fanners ,,l their loans from the government on their commodities pending their sale. No such recommendation was made. Tin' Intermediate Credit Hanks were supported bv ihe Commission. Nowhere were the obligations of the Commodity Credil Corporation lei support such loans opposed. A method of simplification and economy wei- recommended which was approved by officials of that corporation. Another instance is the hospiteilizei tion of destitute veterans with non-serv- (Continual on Page 61 - Page 25 fs ng
File Name uhlib_1352973_v005_n001_027.jpg