TtfUND FOR THE REPUBLIC?
School of Law, Columbia I niversity,
New York, wets given a fellowship by the
fund for "research assistance in preparing the 1956 Edward Douglass White
lectures." Gellhorn was a member of
the ('ommittee on Administrative Law
."nl Agencies of the National Lawyers
Guild. The Guild was cited as a "Com-
munist-front which i- the foremost legal
bulwark of the Communisl party, its
front organization, eunl controlled unions," by the House Committee em Un-
American Activities in 1950. (See
III VI. Guide To Subversive Organizations .nul Publications, 1951, page 85;
mil Report, Tax-Exempl Foundations,
1954, pag.' 288).
Gellhorn weis listed eis ei member of
the National Committee of the International Juridical Association, which was a
Walter S. Steele, whose testimony identified Professor Robert E. Cushman of Cornell
University, Consultant to the Fund for the
Republic, as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Moscow University Summer
Communist-fronl and an offshool of the
International Labor Defense." The International Juridical Association heis been
cited eis em "organization which activel)
defended Communists eiml consistently
followed tic Communisl party line'." He
ueis ei member "I tin' Board eif Sponsors
°f iln' National Emergency Conference
■or Democratic Rights in 191(1. emd weis
■I member "I tin' Non-Partisan Commit-
''''■ for The Re-election of Congressman
'it" Marcantonio. Both organizations
nave been cited as subversive and Com-
"Hllli-1 ley the Special (lommittee on I n-
'merican Activities eunl the California
Committee on I n-American Activities.
(See HUAC, Guide To Subversive Or
Ionizations and Publications, 1951,
Pages 63, 83, emd 91; and Report, Tax-
Exempt Foundations, 1951. page 288).
FUND FOR WHICH REPUBLIC?
asks Russell Turner, staff assistant lo Fulton Lewis, Jr.
Reprinted 1>\ special permission <>f Human Events
ACCUMULATING evidence eef the ultra-
liberalism and blatant anti-anti-communism of the $15,000,000 tax-free
Fund for the Republic has spawned ei
new gag line appended by some to any
mention of the organization's name:
The evidence, accumulated during
the Fund's two eiml ei heilf years of actual
operation, shows conclusively iheil its
true objectives are to convince gullibles
thai the domestic Communisl menace is
eiml always has been a myth, to slop any
effective investigations of Red operations and influences, emd to smother
anti-communism wherever it may crop
Tin' evidence is that ii would put an
e-nel lei everv form of personnel security
program, in or oul of government; that
il would have the country accepl eit
face value tin' self-appraisal of the Com
munisl Parly. I'.S.A.. as simply ei domestic political movement, despite legis-
lative, executive and judicial findings
that it i- ei subversive conspiracy »li-
rected from Moscow eunl designed tei
overthrow our government.
Officials of The Fund for the Republic say its purpose i- tee determine, and
reporl to the people on. the steitus of
civil rights and liberties guaranteed
them by the Constitution, emd to seek
tie,- removal of emv restrictions on those
rights emd liberties.
PROOF OF THE PUDDING
Bul the- proof herein lie's in eleael-.
mil in platitudinous protestations. And
the freewheeling, ofttimes devious deeds
of the' I'uiiir- officials with il- fifteen
million tax-free dollars do nol jibe with
Man) "f the deeds are listed in lhe
recently-issued Reporl of Fund President, Roberl Maynard Hutchins, "iih
carefully-chosen, high-sounding descriptions, lhe' glamor disappears, however,
when lln- page i- lifted for a look under
Two of ils mii-l enlightening sections
arc its li-l "I grants, emd its lisl nf
"books, articles and other materials"
which heis been distributed hy The Fund
for the' Republic.
ll is here, for instance, that is found
evidence of the Fund's faith in Dr. J.
Roberl Oppenheimer and its refused to
accepl tin' thrice-tested verdicl thai be
is not a good security risk. Proudly, it
tell- of distributing, widely, film prints
of the controversial Edward li. Milium'- biased T\ interview effort to presenl lhe physicisl as a kindly, benign.
unfairly-wronged individual whose' sole'
purpose is lo improve the lot of mankind. \\ illi equal pride, il tells of pur-
chasing eiml distributing 25,000 copies
ot ei special issue of the Bulletin of the
Atomic Scientists em issue devoted entirely to defending Oppenheimer. who
bv coincidence was chairman of the
Bulletin's own hoard of sponsors, and
to attacking the loyalty-security program
Here, too, i- noted the Fund's distribution lo lawyers and judge- throughout lhe country of 35,000 copies of "The
Fifth Amendmenl Today," hy Erwin \.
Criswold, Harvard Law School Diem,
who hy another coincidence is ei director of 111'' Fund Im lln lie puhlie'. The
book is ei lliinly-disgui-ed propaganda
argument theit any witness i- entitled in
iiiMeke- llii' Fifth Amendment withoul
having emv inference drawn of possible
l.a-t month, ihe Fordham I.ate Review
printed an article hy (1. Dickerman \\ il
bams, mn' of New ^ ork - more high*
Iv esteemed attorneys. Specifically teikine:
issue with the' Criswold thesis, it eeel-
vances lhe traditional legal concepl thai
no witness can properly invoke the Fifth
Amendment unless be honestl) liens his
testimony mighl incriminate him. .'"el
that any witness pleading the Fifth
Amendmenl therefore can properly be
assumed to have something t" bide.
ATTACKS LOYALTY-SECURITY PROGRAM
The Fund, always anxious to hide its
complete one-sidedness ami thus protect
ii- prized tax-exempt status, eunl having
purchased 35,000 copies eif the- Criswold
opus, bought the' munificent total of
1,000 reprints of the Willi.nn- article.
The relti" woulel he' eiheiul pell for the
Fund: thirty-five parts anti-anti-communism, one pent anti-communism.
Aside' from one article having tn do
wilh racial segregation in housing projects, each of the 17 work- listed as
having been distributed under Fund for
thc Republic aegis represents an attack
nn some phase nr facet of the over-all
loyalty-security program. It lists, for
example, 25.(100 reprints of a Harper's
magazine article by Richard H. Rovere
titled "The Kept Witnesses'' which, el-
ils name' implies, castigates lhe use of
' I - FORI \l NEWS, Vovember, 1955