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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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Title File 009
Transcript THUND FOR THE REPUBLIC? lie relations director for the late Sidne) Hilhnan's CIO-PAC, which -""" died of asphyxiation from it- 9elf-generated noxious odors. Then, with a New York puhlie relations firm, be became speech writer fm Henry Find II and. as Time magazine once put it, did "ihink" work for tin- Ford Foundation. Hutchins broughl him into the Fund a year ago. and he is reported to have told several friends that he considers his primary task there to he io convince tin- puhlie that there never has been any Communisl menace domestically, that the whole threat is a myth dreamed up hy reactionary elements. This, then, is the man who for practical purposes i- spending the Fund's tax-free 815,000,000 dollars which supposedly are being spent fnr llu- public welfare, for philanthropic educational purposes. FORD FOUNDATION MUST ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY Tl,.- Fund i- vulnerable because of ii- involvemenl wilh lhe name "Ford." Find Motor Companj officials emd eill members "I the Ford family have the quainl lotion that il is a line lliing if the companj makes profits; to do so, ii musl sell Ford cars. Th,- Ford Foundation nix- thai Inning made ii- 815,000,000 pant, il heis no further connection wilh I In- Fund for the Republic; bul the Fund is the Foundation's baby, and in the public mind the Foundation musl assimie' ee parent's responsibility. If the chorus of Fund criticism emd resultant distaste continues to swell, it mighl well reach the point of a substantial refusal to buy Ford products. This possibility is .1 definite worry Io company officials, emd they are reportedly seeking to persuade Ihinx Ford II to make some sorl of public statemenl specifically repudiating, or at leasl disassociating himself from, the Fund. Such action, still nol agreed to o) Ford, would go far toward discrediting the Fund, as a parent's disowning "f a wayward child discredits the child. The dav before the Foundation's huge -rant in the Fund wei- announced in February, 1953, the House of Representatives appropriated $300,000 for its , ' "■ American Activities Committee. The - '-Innirs.later announcement prompted """ House member to commenl ruefully: 'We appropriate $300,000 to fight communism, they appropriate $15,000,1 '" fighl us." ' BEWARE OF THESE BIG FOUNDATIONS By Aidan Hockey from Candour, The British Views-Letter 8-15 April, 1955 nistor) has she the eililv of his ""-ii ations, a feeling shared by millions "' Vmericans. 11 ins been obvious for a long time thai the organizers of Lhe international propaganda for World Governmenl have been able te. eiimmand huge reserves of money and almosl limitless facilities for the employment eiml control "I the scholastic and cultural world. I Ik- explanation of this i- now becoming apparent. Under American state law, foundations and like bodies, having for their declared aim "charitable" objectives, eire exempted from payment of federal income-tax, gifl tax and state tax, and the donors of monies to such bodies arc themselves permitted large lei\ deductions on such monies. \- these huge foundations, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Endowmenl for In- ternational Peace the Fend Foundation and the Twentieth Century Fund, handle astronomical sums of money, it follows thai a greater burden is laid upon the ordinary taxpayer because ol this exemption, and thai the foundations operate on puhlie- money. The problems which musl eirisi' automatically from the- verj existence "I these foundations arc matters of concern primarily for the people of Vmerica. Whal is of urgenl concern to Britain and the whole world i- the wav in which these foundations, with their world-wide fields of Influence, eire being manipulated to further the ends of international planners, and the means by which their controllers have attained a position from which the) can direct the fields, methods and "slant" of the scientific emd -mied research of the world'- universities emd study centers. In Britain, Oxford, Cambridge, London. Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow universities have eill been given funds in return for the carrying oul of specific work. The London School of Economics, thai fountain-head of Fabianism, was lavishly endowed and supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. UNIVERSITIES NEED FOUNDATION GRANTS Because the foundations are active in all parts of the world, because the) give fervenl support to I NESCO eunl to any group designed to work for World Government, and because they wield quite fantastic powers, the facl thai some have often been captured for Communist pur- poses i- the vital concern of all who abominate the threatened new world order, lln- facl thai a man like Alger Iii-- could become Presidenl of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is. alone, sufficient reason lo justify the special committee of the House of Representatives which was sel up to investigate tax-exempl foundations and comparable organizations, and which has jusl issued it- report, (83rd Congress, 1 nion Calendar No. 926). This committee, under the chairmanship of Air. B. Carroll Reece, of Tennessee, has uncovered, in the face nf tierce minority opposition, some amazing details aboul the influence of the monster foundations and their satellite-: "A great foundation can often exercise heavy influence over ei college or university, sometimes to the extent of suborning il to its own ends. The privately-financed institutions of higher learning have had a distressing time; the inflation of the past decade or so has increased to the point of desperation the problem of keeping ei college lu these circumstances foundation grants are so importanl a source "I support that il is nol uncommon for university or college' presidents lo hang upon lhe wishes of lhe executives win. distribute lhe largesse for foundations. Mosl college presidents will frankly ad- mil that they dislike receiving restricted or labelled grants from foundations thai they would much prefer direcl and unrestricted grants in their institutions; or, if a purpose musl he attached lo the grant, that lhe university be permitted In construe! ami direcl llu- study ei- it wishes. l!ui they will also admit thai the) hesitate tn tun, down anv grant, however restricted, from a greal foundation. Afler all. if Ihey get on tin- wrong side "f these sources of support they may be stricken from tin- li-i e,l" beneficiaries. "As academic opinion todav is the opinion of the intellectuals of tomorrow ami will very likely he reflected in leg- islation and in pul.lie' affairs thereafter, lhe- opportunities available lo lhe foundation- to influence llu- course of society through gTants lo institutions of higher learning an- far-reaching. Thai such influence has been exerted is l.evond question." FA( TS FORI M NEWS, Vovember, 1955
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