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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
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date November 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 IContii sd) WHO IS RIGHT ABOUT Ts-fUh ALERT ISSUED TO AMERICAN LEGION (Continued from Page 2) 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 rights.' " He continued: "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 activity." The Daily People's World, West Coast organ of the Communist party, in its issue of April 17. 1950 (page 2i rc- Paac l 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'"' FAl I- FOK1 M NEWS, Vovembe /ll.i.i
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