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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
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date May 1955
Language eng
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  • 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 DURING the last five years millions of words have been printed and broaii- 1 eist in the I nited Stales about the "China Lobby." Hundreds of thousands more have been published in Europe. Yet none identify those mysterious figures w Im compose lhe "China Lobby." I ho \ete York Times constantly referred lo me in ils news columns as "head of lhe China Lobby." Finally I wrote asking them to name sonic of the persons who made up the lobby I headed. They replied: Meanwhile, t h,- reference to you as 'head' ..I the China Lobby.:.will nol be repeated. Recently, on the television program. "Youth Wants to Know." Senator Mag- 'iitsiin was asked aboul the "China Lobby" by one of the high school boys. He seiid that all he could tell them was lhat he received frequent circular letters from a man in New York named Mfred Kohlberg, but had never seen him. In the long Senate hearings on the dismissal of General Mae'Arthur, more 'ban fifty pages of the printed record is devoted to wrangling aboul the "China Lobby." Senators Morse and McMahbn Called for an investigation. Senator Morse said: While- \inii i. an Communists eunl their fellow travelers have ardently backed the ' liin.'s,. e iniiiiiiiiiists.. . ii was alleged that there was operating eet the' other extreme ei propaganda and pressure group working for the Nationalisl Chinese-Kuomintang- Chiang Keii-slnk interests. This latter group is generally referred to in the American press us the China Lobby. (MacArthur hearings, p. 2116.1 ... I have' never heul any contact e.r conversations or experience in any way with Mi) person... thai would justify my saying that I know anything eileenet a China Lobby from firsthand contact therewith, il such a lobby exists. [Ibid., p. 2119.1 S,,'i.ileer Spai'klnan said: Mr. Secretary, I keep hearing ei great deal aboul the so-called Chinee Lobby. 1 "nisi sav I know nothing aheenl it.... 1 Ibid., p. 2205.1 Senator Wiley said: It there is sinli ei thinfz as a China lobby 1 know nothing aboul it. except as ' haw- read i" magazines.... [Ibid., p. 2190.) ' Senate request, Secretary Acheson '■'H'iI for eill the material available in '-"\ciiiin, nt and stated: there i- ei very large collection i>t news- Paper, magazine eeenl other public articles ■••reports from other agencies sueh ees ''"' i I \ reporting things which have been s'i'il t.. them .. . meetings between officers "' the State Department and officers of '"'"r departments... these are all hear- Nl> statements.... This information is not v"ffii halt nr would not warrant me in JJiaking charges of einv sort. [Ibid., pp. 2206-7. i ' li.' mystery continues. . rhe firsl kio.un reference to the "China '■"I'hv" uei- iii a letter "I instructions — thi , stationery „\ tin- G nunist party ol ;'« 'i.ok Stat,., dated March 1. 1919. ad- ""'-.-.I t.. "Ml Sections ami Counties" .I'l.l b igned "\\„s Mill.a illii,!., Assistant Urnem- p. 2266.) lid not "China Listing three major projects to be worked on by tbe party faithful, it read in part: I. Demand ee congressional investigation: A. Of the Chinese Lobby in Wash- iiifiton. One of the largest .spcnrl- ing foreign influences in ..nr Cap; ital, not registered agents. This Communist parly onl identify lln- personnel of Lobby." In May. 1950, testifying before Tydings Committee of the Senate, Owen Lattimore blamed the "China Lobby" for eill the charges againsl him by Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, the anti- Communist crusader from Wisconsin. He identified only me and a Mr. Goodwin. Lattimore's testimony was followed by a flood of article's and broadcasts about the "China Lobby." With the outbreak of the Korean war. June 25. 1950. pub- lie interest subsided. All remained relatively quiet on the "Lobby" front until June 6. 1951, during the MacArthur bearings before the I .S. Senate, when questions aboul the "China Lobby" again hit the front pages. Learning that I was flying for a two weeks vacation in Europe, the press reported me as "fleeing." This excitement served lo obscure William J. Goodwin I of whom more later) anil li-fl me as the entire identified "China Lobby" in lhe thousands of news itemsj articles anil broadcasts, including numbers of articles I noticed in the Kuro- pc.in press after arrival there. The following year Owen Lattimore, testifying before the MeCarran Committee, blamed all the exposure of his colleagues in the Institute of Pacific Relations on the "China Lobby." On February 28. 1952. he was questioned (p. 3037): Senator Smith: .. . the China Lobby.'.. Lobby? Mr. Lattimore:... members of tin y<m say Victims of Who are the China :»■ of the conspicu- China Lobb) is ., Mr. William Goodwin... . There i- the- well-known Mr. Vlfred Kohlberg.... Senator Know lam!... is frequently referred to as 'th.- Senator from Formosa,'.. . an employee of the China Lobb; has been a Miss Freda Utley \nd thai is all the names thai I will name. \fler consultation with his counsel, Mr. Lattimore further stated: I should name Mr. George Sokolsky, a newspaper columnist and I believe radio commentator. I should name the Chicago Tribune.... I should nam.' a Mr. Victor Lasky.... In April. 1952. two issues of The Reporter (a hi-weekly magazine of small circulation) were largely devoted to the "China Lobby." The firsl contained an editorial and five articles totaling twenty-seven paces. The second, six articles and an editorial totaling twenty- five pages. Persons identified with the "China Lobby" in one way or another were; I received a letter dated Paris, July 23, 1954, from Boris Souvarine, first biographer of Stalin, as follows: "The French press is still accusing the 'China Lobby1 of all the sins. By the way, is there a reliable short text explaining what is exactly, or is not, the China Lobby? I would like to publish it here." Knowing of no such article, it occurred to me to write it. Who could be better qualified, for . . . i AM THE CfMiVA LOBBY Alfred Kohlberg -Wid« World Photo I'M' Facts FORUM NEWS, May, 1955 PaKo 21
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