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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 5, May 1955 - File 012. 1955-05. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 15, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/419/show/361.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 5, May 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 5, May 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date May 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript WSM anee's. Ruth Crawford was labeled a dangerous Fifth Amendment Communist—although she had been quite open and candid about herself.5 The United Nations Secretariat is an international career service. The founders of the United Nations provided that its Secretariat should be wholly independent. Americans employed by the Secretariat are not, in any sense' of the word, representatives of the United States. They are employees of the I nited Nations. LOYALTY PLEDGED TO UN In fact, UN employees take an oath of loyalty to the UN, pledging that they will work for tbe interests of the UN— lhat they will not work for the interests nf any one nation. How else could an international organization operate? How could any organization operate if it were staffed with people who hail no loyalty to it. who were, in fact. winking for the interests of outside agencies—staffed with people working for separate masters and at cross-purpose- wilh each other?6 Remember that the Americans fired from lhe I \ were fired because they we're' suspected of being members of ihe Communisl party. Let's analyze this. Communism is a legitimate political party in several of lhe nations which an- members in good standing of the I nited Nations. Yet, we were asking the I \ In brand the Communis! party as subversive.6 Union everts enough pressure to get the political parties of America branded as subversive? Where would such a road end ? Obviously, in chaos. The UN could have no staff if personnel were to be hired and fired at the whims of member states or because of affiliation with domestic political organizations.10 President Eisenhower has ignored all of the rabble-rousing about the UN with the seimi' statesman-like calm with which President Truman before him ignored it. In September, 1953. Henry Cabot Lodge, our ambassador to the UN. candidly and unemotionally announced lhat America did not like lhe UN' tribunal's decision awarding $135,000 in damages to discharged American employees. Ambassador Lodge' promised that America would resist lhal decision —but in the democratic way prescribed by tin- I \ Charter. We would submit tbe question lo a vote in the General Assembly of the IV where, as Mr. Lodge poinled out. we certainly had enough friends and influence to insure thai justice would be done'." RESISTANCE SHELVED FOR GOOD GRACE When, in the fall nf 1954, lhe UN General Assembly settled lhe mailer by voting indemnities of approximately 1200,000 to lhe discharged Americans, ill' accepted the decision iii good grace like a progressive nation accustomed to democratic processes. —Wide World Photo In 1952, a Senate Internal Security subcommittee investigated passible subversive activities among American United Nations employees. Five members of the committee were (left to right) Senator Willis Smith (D-N.C), Committee Research Director Benjamin Mandel, Senator Pat McCarran (D-Nev.l, chairman; Committee Counsel Robert Morris, and Roy Cohn, counsel to the Attorney General. Page 10 No one. of course, argues lhat all of the rules and regulations of the I IN an perfect. No one claims lhat majority decisions of the I nited Nations General Assembly are always expressions of absolute truth.12 It should be obvious, however, lha' America could not keep the high esteem of the world if wc did not continue M conduct ourselves in the UN as a law- abiding member. We must accepl the decisions .in" mandates of thc UN's highest tribunal —working in legal and parliamentary ways within the UN itself to alter an)' rulings or procedures which we think unfair or unsatisfactory.r" We would incur the contempt of the world and wc would kill lhe UN—» we sleilke'd off like an undisciplined chili' every time the UN made a decision which some of our politicians or super- patriotic organizations do mil like. Thai was one side. The other side will eome next. Here are arguments of some who do not like the l'\ anil who think that the problem of American Communists is. and ahruys tuts lieen. a very serious matter. It is difficult lo measure lhe prohlei'1 of American Communists in the: UN, because' we don't know how many at* there. A complete investigation has nevd bei'ii made. We know thai all Communists work against the United States and for inter national communism. We can assuff' that tin- I nited Nations is run hy tW people who are in it." If wi' discover lhat the operation! ihe I \ have' helped communism a'1' hurl America, il will he reasonable ff US "' ni ..J ling influence in the UN. If lhal is the- case, then every disloy* American in the UN is a triple dang61 lo us. II,' works for lhe Soviel I ni"" He works againsl us. Anil he' keeps ,lr frnm having in lhe UN an America" who might work for American inl'1' esls.':: ' So, let's look quickly eil the record '' whal heis happened during lhe ten yea" thai we hav.' been iii the' (nited Natio"! and have made the UN the ke-vsteuic "' our foreign policy. In 1915. America occupied a pusili"" of power, prestige, and international '". fluence never before in history enjoy*1 by anv nation.1' AMERICAN FLAG REVERED America was loved ami respected*, the liberator of oppressed peoples, nvcr lhe world, lhe American flag "'J revered a- a banner of liberty.14 In 1915. lhe Soviet Union was >". desperate condition. Nearly one-half ° its territory was in shambles: ils * Durii mighty MlCh lie tears to Patriot.1 Tito, "lav ia. s '"nl mu '"'■w attic of , TITO Pacts
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