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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 10, November 1955 - File 005. 1955-11. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 29, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/629/show/564.

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Facts Forum. (1955-11). Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 10, November 1955 - File 005. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/629/show/564

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 10, November 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 10, November 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date November 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • 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 boul • • . "The determination of the Trustees of the Ford Foundation to establish the Fund seems justified by the work il is doing," states Robert M. Hutchins, President of The Fund for the Republic, in a report dated May 31, 1955. fofhe Republic? , American Legion criticism termed "misinformation" by Paul (,. Hoffman, Chairman of the Board of The Funtl for the Republic. "The function of the Fund is lo help every American understand the Bill of Rights." ionnaires are | sited againsl >y Hutchins ■ill not sei •'' unity and I FUND ANSWERS LEGION CHARGES The Board of Directors of 'flic Fund for the Republic is concerned lhal "ie Commander of the Legion should be misinformed, and should misinform ethers, aboul lhe purposes and program of the Fund. Since its inception the Board has regarded the sphere of the Fund as ".eluding the entire field of freedom j"nd civil rights and has taken a- it- basic charter the Declaration of Independence and ihe Constitution. From the beginning lhe Hoard ha- held that 'he major factor affecting civil liberties today is the menace of communism and Communist influence in ibis country. Coupled with this threat is the -rave danger to civil liberties in methods lhal may be used to meet lhe "treat. The Fund has financed research °n a large scale into lhe extent and "ature of the internal Communist men- ace and its effect on our community '"id institutions. We hope to make a Contribution lo ihe better understand- "'g nf effective procedures for dealing ^'th the Communisl menace, while ai ""' same time strengthening ihe Ameri- '"il-' traditions of liberty emd freedom. The areas on which the Board has °ng since decided to concentrate its '"icniion are: 1. Restrictions and assaults upon academic freedom. 2- Due process and equal protection of the laws. 'ACTS FORTJMNSWS, November, 1955 3. The protection of the rights of minorities. 4. Censorship, boycotting, and blacklisting activities by private groups. 5. The principle of guilt by association and ils application in the United States today. The Board has steadily pursued the objects lhal it announced al lhe time of its organization. The report of the Fund, which has been widely circulated since ils publication last month, sets forth in detail the measures lhal hem been taken by the Board to effeel it- stated purposes. This Board reaffirms its faith in those purposes. It will continue to conduct the educational work in which il is engaged, mi ihe lines that it has laid down. REPORT OF THE FUND FOR THE REPUBLIC May 31, 1955 by Robert M. Hutchins, Pres. THE Fund for tbe Republic was auth- niized by the Trustees of lhe Ford Foundation in October. 1951, and a million dollars weis appropriated for it at that time. The basis of the action of the Trustees was contained in a statement of their plans published in 1950: "The Foundation will support activities directed toward the elimination of restrictions on freedom of thoughl. inquiry, and expression in the United Stales, and the development of policies a ml procedures besl adapted to protect these rights in the face of persistent international tension." The Trustees of the Foundation said: "Basic to human welfare is genera] acceptance ol the dignity of man. This rests on the conviction iheil man is endowed wilh certain unalienable rights and must be regarded as an end in himself, not as a cog in the mechanism of society or a mere means to some -... ial end. Al ils heart, this is a belief in the inherent worth nl the individual and lhe intrinsic value of human life. Implicit in llii- concept is lhe conviction lhal society musl accord all men equal rights and equal opportunity. Human welfare requires tolerance and respect for individual social, religious, and cultural differences, and for the varying needs and aspirations lo which these differences give rise. Ii requires freedom of speech, freedom of the press. freedom of worship, and freedom of association. Within wide limit-, every person has a right to go his own wen and to be free from interference or harassmenl because of non-conformity." The Trustees of the Ford Foundation decided that the freedom of Americans wee- loo importanl lo he dealt with as pari of lhe general program of the Foundation. They concluded lhal ei separate, independent corporation should he established with directors chosen because nf their interest in civil liberties and their ability to make a contribution lo increasing understanding nf these basic rights. The Trustees determined lhal if the directors of lhe new corporation presented, in general terms, a program calculated lo achieve the re- (Continlieil im Page W) Pace i
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