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scribed itself as a 'non-profit organization, devoted to the promotion of principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights . . .
established in 1952 to support activities
directed toward the elimination of re-
slrie tions on freedom of thought, inquiry
and expression in the United States, and
the development of policies and procedures best adapted to protect these
"That may well describe the hope of
the Ford Foundation when it established
The Fund for the Republic. I nfortun-
ately. it seems to us that, with Hutchins
at the helm, the Fund is tending in exactly
the opposite direction — toward the elimination of restrictions on those who apparently seek to destroy our freedoms."
Dr. Robert M. Hutchins, Chancellor,
I niversity of Chicago, was named as a
member of the Commission for Academic
Freedom of the National Council of the
Arts, Sciences and Professions in the
September 13, 1948, issue (page 6) "f
the Communist newspaper. Daily Worker. He was listed as a sponsor of a conference held by the National Council of
the Arts, Sciences and Professions, October 9-10, 1948, in the leaflet "To Safeguard These Rights . . ." which was
published by the Bureau on Academic
Freedom of the National Council of the
Arts, Sciences and Professions. The Na-
tieenal Council of Arts, Sciences and Professions was cited as a Communist-front
organization by the Committee on Un-
American Activities in House Report No.
1951. Apr'' 26, 1950 (page 2).
Dr. Robert Maynard Hutchins testified before the Seditious Activities In-
vestigation Commission, State of Illinois,
1949 i Volume II, page 17, of the Com-
mission's Report). "Hutchins turned
the tide of the entire state witch-hunt as
he declared before the Illinois Subversive
V th ilies Commission (See Report, Tax-
Exempt Foundations, 1954, page 299) :
"As i- well known, there is a Communist club among the students of the Uni-
versity (of Chicago). Eleven students belong to it. The club has not sought to
subvert the government of the state. Its
members claim that they are interested
in studying communism, and some of
them, perhaps all of them, may be sympathetic toward communism. But the
study of communism is not a subversive
The Daily People's World, West Coast
organ of the Communist party, in its
issue of April 17. 1950 (page 2i rc-
ported the following: (See Report. Tax-
Exempt Foundations, 1954, page 299).
Chancellor Robert Hutchins, former
head of the I niwr-iiv eif Chicago, has
informed the National Committee to Defeat the Mundt Bill he has filed a statement with the House Committee on Un-
American Activities denouncing the
Minidl-Nixon Bill as foolish, stupid and
dangerous. The Hutchins statement follows:
"I should like to be recorded as among
the numerous citizenis of all political
parties and all points of view who are
united in believing that the Mundt-
Nixon bill is foolish, stupid and dangerous. I hope that Congress will display its intelligence, and its failh in
freedom eiml democracy by overwhelmingly defeating the measure."
MORE RED HERRINGS
On November 25, 1952, Dr. Hutchins
appeared before the Select Committee to
Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and
Comparable Organizations (House of
Representatives). The following is
i|iieel<'el from his testimony I pp 263-298
of the printed hearings I :
The Chairman ... "I had put in my
hand some days ago a document which
consisted of evidence taken by a select
committee set up by the Legislature of
Illinois investigating communism in certain schools, and in the body of that re-
port I find testimony that you gave .. .
"I quote from what purports to have
been your testimony given in that investigation, and here you are quoted to
have said . . .
Walter Gellhorn. Columbia University professor, who has a record of membership in
organizations cited as subversive and or
Communist. Professor Gellhorn has been
given a fellowship by The Fund for the Republic in connection with the 1956 Edward
Douglass White lectures.
"'The fact that some Communists belong to. believe in, or even dominate
some of the organizations lo which some
of our professors belong does not show
that these professors are engaged in subversive activities. All that such facts
would show would be that these professors believe in some of the objects of the
organization, and so forth.'
"... I am wondering if since 1949
your thinking has undergone any sort
of a change as regards what we should
do in an endeavor to combat the spread
of this Communist ideology in our own
country? . . ."
Mr. Hutchins . . ."My testimony in
this case was directed to the proposition
that members of the faculty whom we I
knew, who had worked loyally for the I
university and for the country, many of.
whom had been cleared by government j
agencies, were not disqualified to he
members of the faculty by reason ol I
membership in this organization . . .'
(See Report, Tax-Exempt Foundations
1954, pages 299-301).
Professor Robert E. Cushman eet
Cornell I Diversity, Ithaca, New York, i-
a current consultant to Thc Fund for
the Republic. In 1934 Cushman was a
contributing editor to the subversive
periodical New Theatre, which weis lln'
official organ of the League of Worker!
Theatres, "a Communist project." Ac-1
cording lo the testimony of Waller S.
Steele before the Special Committee of
Un-American Activities in 1938. Gush-'
man was identified as a member of th'',
Advisory Committee of the Moscow I ni
versity Summer School. (See Repent ol
The Fund for the Republic, May 31.
1955. page 30: Ill AC, Guide To Subversive Organizations and Publications'
1951. page 143; and Report, Tax-Exemp'
Foundations, 1954, page 264).
Cushman sponsored a reunion dance
under the' auspices of the New Theatre
League on April 18, 1941. This organi
lation has been cited as a Communisl'
front by the Special Committee on I rr
American Activities and the California |
Committee on Un-American Activities. >
In 1949, he weis listed as a sponsor of
the Scientific and Cultural Conference |
for World Peace, which was held in Ne*
York City under the auspices of the V>
tional Council of the Arts, Sciences, and
Professions. Both organizatiems we're vf
beled as subversive by the House On"
mittee on In-American Activities '"
1951. (See HUAC, Guide To Subversive
Organizations and Publications. 195«
pages 82, 90 and 101; and Report. Ta*'
Exempt Foundations, 1951. page 264)-
According to the Reporl of The Fun*
for the Republic of May 31. 1955 (peg
40) Professor Walter Gellhorn ..I l'"'
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