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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 5, May 1955 - File 053. 1955-05. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 14, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/419/show/402.

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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
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date May 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • 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 n 1953, ted and talc Oe- iss evel'- evct tbe ttinius. ,1 asked villi the li. Hiss Ita dele- e in W'- e: "Mj ice, wets alibi'""' mi Hi« ng" an'1 —Wide Woi Harry Dexter White i alia Conference slill was under orders nf the Communisl apparatus which is entirely possible is ii then nol logical to suspeel eil leasi the possibility thai copies nf all our preparatory documents nf the Vallet Conference, through Mr. Hiss, mighl have been immediately channeled lo Soviel representatives in Washington lo be forwarded to the Kremlin? Considering thai Mr. Roosevelt, who then weis a very tired and enfeebled man. and who before, during, and after the Yalta Conference scented to la' in a perpetual hurry lo gel things done i nn mailer how), admittedly did "ot even look eil the carefully prepared background papers, is it then mil al leasl a strong possibility lhal. prior lo 'he Vedlei Conference, Stalin and Molotov familiarized themselves wilh nut unerican background anil program documents while the Presidenl nf the United States neglected lo do so? Is il 'hen noi quite possible' thai mir Soviel antagonists knew of our moves beforehand, that the) knew what points of "ur program tbey would attack before Mr. Roosevell knew thai he was going '° make these points? lhe New Yorl: Times itself, on page ' 6, column 5, paragraph l!. reporting On the "Meeting of the Presidenl with Ms Advisers, Sunday, February I. 1915. [0:30 v.M.. stales: " \t llii- point, Air. Matthews and Mr. Hiss entered the "".I in" lei discuss lhe papers prepared oy lhe Department of State for the Presidenl " While in ihis particular ','1-.'. ii was apparently (though nol perhaps solely) a paper prepared by Eden '""I Stettinius al Malta, is this mil proof "'at "Technician" Hiss was better prepared than Roosevell himself and weis therefore asked to assi-i in briefing the resid(iii ? Since when is the Deputy Director of the Office nf Special Politi- •d Affair ""-'Ileal I,, "technician"? Why, after all tnese years nf hard-won disclosures em Communisl treachery inside our government, did lhe \e'» York Times, in Men r ll. 1955, minimize lhe Yalta role of Hiss/ lie il here recalled thai Mr. Hiss, when etsked bv congressional investigators II he had einv pari in drafting lhe Mallei Agreements, stated: "I Ihink il is accurate and nol an immodest slale- miiil lo say that I did. lo some extent, yes." lie il also recalled lhat Major General Patrick .1. Hurley, our Amhas- sador in China, shortly after lln- lime of the > alia Conference hurried lo lhe I nited Slales In reporl to Presidenl Roosevell thai leaks "have been and are occurring" in lhe Department uf State. THE MacARTHUR CONTROVERSY 'I he determined slants given by certain correspondents and commentators in the aforementioned case the re- porter of the "Spceied to the New York Times." though nul necessarily ibis paper itself come close lo distortion and dissimulation uf history, tine of ihe mosl amazing attempts in shift the burden of the Yalta guill lo a man whose political vision wets far above the incompetence of our Yalta statesmen is related to a now famous passage in the diaries of lite bile James V. Forrestal, our Secretary uf ihe Navy eil lhe lime of lhe Yalta Conference. Published in October, 1951. these diaries contain em entry uf February 2". I') lo. i.e.. sixteen days after lhe termination of ihe A alia Conference, reporting mi a conversation which the late Secretary allegedly heul wilh General MacArthur mi that day. (There is some question as lo lhe accuracy of this entry, as for instance it claims thai the conversation look place eil Men -Arthur's headquarters in Manila while actually a department division de- advise un policy a mere Harry Hopkins -Wide World Photo I !'■''■'' ''"ACTS FORUM NEWS, May, 1955 —Wide World Photo One of the principal figures at Yalta was Alger Hiss, here shown enroute to the Federal Penitentiary to start his prison term March 22, 1951. He was convicted on perjury charges. the headquarters then was eel Tarlac, 10(1 miles It, the north, and fi^lilinv: weis still going (iii in Manila for another week.) In ibis conversation, which was reportedly dictated to II. fi. Oberlander, ee stenographic reporter who now live- in Kansas City, General MacArthur was said lei have referred to Russian aid in the coming mililarv campaign against the Japanese islands. Both Senator Lyndon li. Johnson, Texas, and Senator Herbert II. Lehman, New York, on March 22. 1955, on the basis of this diary entry, on the Senate flour, accused General MacArthur of having been one of those who advised our governmenl to induce the Soviel I nion bv concessions to join us in the anti-Japanese military campaign. Heul the two Senators (by availing themselves nf adequate research specialists) taken the trouble to acquaint themselves with available pre-Yalta statements of MacArthur of September 21, 19 11. for instance, and also of October 20. 19-11 they would have' known thai their Senate charges represented ;e gross distortion of the truth. General Mac- Arthur never was asked his advice concerning the expediency of inducing the U.S.S.R. to join us in the Far Eastern campaign, never gave it, and could nol have' given il in the affirmative because he did nol believe In ii. Once, withoul Mae.Ai tlmi's knowledge, the ^ etllet statesmen had secured Stalin's participation which needed no securing eil all because Sletlin weis eutxious lo gel in on the kill General MacArthur wets confronted with the availability of Soviel Russian troops and bad merely the professional dulv to include il in his plans for future mililarv action. The distasteful (and therefore nol comical) Lehman-Johnson misadventure I'ajre 51
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