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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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Title File 008
Transcript (Continued) WHO IS RIGHT ABOUT THUN former Communists as witnesses in loyalty-security proceedings; 25,000 copies of "Faceless Informers and Our Schools." by Lawrence Martin, a scare- some piece intended to show that teachers are too intimidated to leach properly; and other items of similar ilk. Anent the Report's list of grants, a fuller knowledge of the unreporled background is essential to comprehension of its full significance. A- an example, there is listed an innocuous-sounding item of 825.000 to the Stanford University School of Law "for an anaK-i- of testimony of witnesses in proceedings relative to communism." This one is a project which the Fund tried to peddle to several highly-respected Eastern universities, including e-town here in AVashington, but withoul success because the universities apparently realized the true purpose of lhe projeel. That purpose is to do a discrediting job on ten of thc more prominent reformed Communists, including Louis linden/ and Elizabeth Bentley, who have talked freely about their past Red associates and associations. FUND TO CONTROL STANFORD PROJECT The Stanford arrangement finally was concluded with the law school's Dean. Carl B. Spaeth, who as you might expect, is widely known as an ultra-liberal. Another coincidence: Spaeth for two years was a high official of the Ford Foundation, itself the sire of The Fund for the Republic through its no-strings- attached 815.000.000 grant. The Fund itself will have effective control of the Stanford project, since it is to be directed by Herbert Packer, a Fund pavnillee whn worked for several months earlier this weir on the highly- questionable Yarmolinsky report on individual loyalty security case histories, another Fund project. The Association of the Bar of the City of New York has been granted 8100.0(111 "f.er a study and report by tin- Special Committee on the Federal Loyalty-Security program." The Fund's lieei-eeii man wilh ihi- special committee. who in effect will supervise its work, is Walter Alilli-. In ei televised debate on September 11. Alillis said flatly thai it was not the procedures of lhe loyalty- security program In which he objected, it wei- the entire program. The Fund intimate- lhe- forthcoming report will be unbiased and objective. Under projects is listed a 820(1.mm appropriation for a television series comprising a once-a-week news commentary by Herbert Block, tin- Washington Post's notoriously prejudiced cartoonist. Just what qualifies "Herblock" to he a commentator eludes me. but the affinity of the Fund for the ultra-liberal philosophies expressed in his cartoons ee\e-r the years is obvious; the TV show will be a nice financial token of its esteem. Space limitations do not permit further detailed examihation of lhe reporl but the cited examples are quite typical of the tenor of all grants and projects. However, one further item should be niiled: a 850.000 grant to the American Heritage Council, a somewhat dubious Chicago setup which trades on the ■ I name' of the estimable American Heritage' Foundation, for "a two-year program dealing with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, in cooperation with lhe Illinois Department of the American Legion." FUND ATTEMPTS TIE-IN WITH AMERICAN LEGION In this one. the program actually is praiseworthy, assuming proper administration, hut the effort of the Fund In tic itself in with (he American Legion and use Ihe Legion's good reputation is something else again. It develops that lhe project never has been approved by lhe Illinois Legion's convention or even ils Executive Council, hut rather was a purely personal gimmick of the Legion's publicity-seeking then State Commander. Irving Breakstone. It almost 33 ei - repudiated eit lhe Steilc Convention early this month, and probably will he by the new administration elected then. This instance undoubtedly was one of the things which prompted the vigorous denunciation of The Fund for the Republic hy the Legion's National Commander. Seaborn Collin-, in which he urged thai all Legion units avoid any association whatsoever with the Fund or any of its projects. Many other activities of the Fund have contributed to the swelling chorus of criticism of it. such as its special 15,000 award to Plymouth Meeting, Pa., for hiring eunl refusing lo lire ils Fifth Amendmenl librarian. Mrs. Mary Know les: disclosure thai it presently is shopping around and offering financial inducements for someone In conducl twin Fund-style "studies" of the American Legion ilself and of the Federal l.n- riaii of Investigation; and it- infiltration, approaching virtual capture, of the Any article originating in FACTS FORUM NEWS may be freely reproduced so-called Hennings Senate Subcommittee which also is investigating the statu- of civil rights. It is likely that the average American wonders what causes an organization like The Fund for the Republic to follow such questionable and suspect courses. The answer may be found in the character and background of ils three lop officials. DO-GOODERS. LEFTIST THINKERS CONTROL Number one is the Chairman of ils Board of Directors. Paul Cray Hoffman, Chairman of Studehaker-Packard. long known a- an Internationalist do-gooder i who delights in personal publicity fur- ! thering his reputation as a liberal. Number two is its president. Robert : M. Hutchins, who hardly needs an in- I troduction, because of his 25-year record of controversy. Human Events already heis recalled to mind his 1949 testimony before an Illinois legislature I committee which was investigating subversive influences at the University of Chicago, of which he then weis Chan- , ia lloi•; how he blandly said he did nol believe communism represented any "clear and present danger," did nol believe the Communisl parly was sub- versive, weis nol concerned about possible Red influences on his faculty. Since Hoffman brought him in to head the Fund in June, 1954, Hutchins has spent mosl of his lime at the palatial -w imming-pool-equipped Pasadena, Cali- 1 foniiei. mansion originally purchased bj the Fund for use as its headquarters. Money being no object, however, ils main administrative offices since have heen transferred to New York, where day-to-day operations now are conducted. Thai move has served to raise the relative importance of official number three the Fund's little-known Vice President, U-year-old VV. H. "Ping" Ferry, who actually controls most e.f the Fund's operations and conjures up proj- ' e.l- which In- ultimately presents to the ! Hutchins ivory tower in Pasadena for perfunctory approval: the process necessitates much cross-country travel but again, money is no object. "Ping' Ferry is the son of the former Board Chairman of the Packard Motor Com- pan\ who-lill regards his leftist-thinking offspring as em errant problem child aboul whom he docs not quite know' what to do. A Dartmouth graduate, "Ping' worked on newspapers and eis a teacher; with the notorious International Laboi Organization emd then with the mr lamented OPA. In 1945, he became pub- Page 6 I'M TS FORI \l NKWS, Veee-e-m/ee-r. 1955
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