I he crime ©/ Crimea? Or the beginning t>f the structure for a better world?
Hotc will the 1945 international conference at Yalta en down in history? Cross fire
crackles over puhlic disclosure of the Yalta Papers ami their implications* hi its
tradition. Facts Forum presents opposing vieus on this controversy. ISo sharper
contrast could he presented than that between Dr. It ittmer's views and the original
report hy President Koosevelt tit a joint session of Congress* March I. lO-t.'i.
Report on the YALTA CONFERENCE
Address l.y Presidenl Franklin D. Roosevell
Reprinted from The Congressional Record
Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, ami
members oj the Congress:
1 hope you will pardon nn- for the
"iiu.sual posture nf silling down during
the presentation of what I wish lo say.
Im! I know you will realize il makes it
a lot easier for me in not having to
carry ahout ten pounds ol steel around
the bottom of my legs [laughter] and
also because of the- facl I have jusl completed a 14,000-mile trip. [Applause.]
first of all. I want to say that it is
good to he home. It heis been a long
journey, and I hope you will also agree,
el fruitful one.
Speaking in all frankness, the' question
nf whether il is entirely fruitful or not
He- I., a greal extent in your hands, for
unless \eeu here in lhe halls uf the American Congress, with the support of the
American people, concur in tin- general
conclusions reached at that plaee called
Yalta, and give them your active sup-
p.ul. tin- meeting will not have proline.-,I lasting resiills. Anel thai is wli\
I have come before vou al the earliest
hour I could after mv return. I want
to make' a personal report to you anil,
eit tin' same lime', lo the people of the
Many months of earned! work are
ahead of us all. ami I should like to feel
that when the lasl sieene' is laid on the
structure of international peace it will
In- an achievement leiweml which all of
us in America hem- worked steadfastly
and unselfishly together.
I am returning from lliis trip thai
took me s., far, refreshed and inspired.
I was we'll tin- entire lime. I was not
ill for ei second until I arrived back in
Washington, and here I heard all of
the rumors which hail occurred in my
absence. [Laughter.] Yes, I returned
from the trip refreshed ein.I inspired.
Tlie Roosevelts are not. as vou mav sus-
Wide W .red more)
pe'i't. averse in travel | laughter |: we
seem in iliri\ I- em it. | Applause. |
Ami fell' eiweiv els I weis. I weis kept
constantly informed of affairs in lit''
I nited State's. The modern miracles "'
rapid communication have made thij
world very small. We musl alweiys I..311'
in mind lhal fail when we speak or
think of international relations. I received a steadj stream of messages I in"1
Washington. I might sav from not onh
lhe executive branch with all its departments, lull also freim the' legislative
branch in its two departments; an't-
excepl where radio silence' weis necessary
fur security purposes, I could continuous!) send messages an) place in thi
world; and, of course, in a grave e in1'1
gency we could even have risked tl"'
I.leaking of the security nil'-.
I come from the Crimean Conference
w ith a firm |„.|i,'f thai we have mail.' •'
(Continued on l'ntii' "'''
the YALTA PAPERS
ley Felix Witlniel
On March 16. 1955. slightly more tha"
ten years after the Yalta Conference.
..ur Department of State released l5*j
copies ..I an 834-page volume entitle*
The Conferences at \luliu umi Yalta
1945. By this gesture, the Republic""'1
administration al last fulfilled a pledg*
given during the campaign of 1952.
Dm' week later, on March 2.!. 1955-
Presidenl Dwight I). Eisenhower stated1
"There is nothing, as I can see, to <"'
gained In going I.ink ten veins "'"
showing that, iii lln- liehl of after-evem*
someone ! si,-; i i„,n have been «i'""':'
or someone [ sic! | may have I"'1'"
right." The Presidenl also said; "|;"1
don I let's irv jusl in damage rep11"1
lions |,y such means."
Oli\ious|\ President Eisenho«e'
wanted to take' eill lhe celee-s i lhe roup1
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