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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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Transcript UT TUND FOR THE REPUBLIC? ting from tb ekl'd I'll.|.--et umbia 1 'nivcr ihi- is so. Hi ell with lhe al er-ilv leeicher f high schorl lhe work wil umn of 1955 of the I .Im co-director i itlcc aibisin arris is showi Fund for Re IESSION of teachers ii I is the- xx i<b laws and praj hts. 'flu- Vol of Columbl i funds tn meek a. Illinois, ;ui' cquisition ;ml lhe higher in 111' lai-ilirtaieU enk Byse, Prt 1 niversity ( s Joughin, ee Vmerican Ciw ipe is that til' ist teachers I sition. hut wi' landing of li-n iislr.il.ns. Iru- lic, ated with \ee|i i- iii reportinj in freedom fl ■ted the \nici' a Newsletter o| em exploratotj ■ expression I'1 nittee. It i- ti ihe leadership xeculivc cililit ■mil Times lie Lives of eill ll'1 n that use th1 ei concerted W censorship. I»n-i Office Dj ith freedom '' t, and the I'1 It ei ili-pet-ili't el believes tW the powers ;i'|L ment with n ression i- call''1 leiken lo lineiii' il aspect nf oh on by onii-'' i ihe defense \ the accused; il involves also the' adequacy of the litigation in defining his rights and those of others win. now nr in lhe future may he similarly situated. If an individual is nol properly repre- sented, In- men nol receive fair treat- nienl. In addition, precedents may be established thai perpetuate injustice. Among those who suffer from unusual legal difficulties an- those wlm conscientiously differ with prevalenl practices and policies, 'flu- conscientious objector to military service doe- not fare well in thi- country; nor does the person who conscientious!) objects to leiking an oath or In idling aboul the unpopular activities of his acquaintances. In order in eis-i-i conscientious non-conformists emd in h.-lp iii establish their rights, the Fund has made a grant In lln- American Friend- Service Committee, which will use it to obtain legal representation in cases nf conscience, in litigate dubious points in ih.- law, and In provide economic assistance In defendants in certain instances. flic Fund is framing a general pro- '-'leiin of cooperation with heir associations in assisting defendants to obtain counsel, particularly in cases in which civil liberties .iv involved. Meanwhile, il has made grants tn the Voluntary Defenders Committee, Inc.. of Mas-ei- chusetts ami tn ih.- \ssociation ,.f the Hen ..I ih. Cit) nf New 'link Fund, Inc. Under tin- latter grant a committee is aiding unpopular defendants. IMMIGRANTS AND ALIENS The difficulties lhal besel immigrants ''nul aliens in the United States appear tn bene been growing mine numerous ;iinl iiHiii- serious since lhe weir. The legal assistance thai is required i- specialized ami hard lo find. The Fund 'Heide ;i grant lo lhe Common Council lor Amcricein I nily fnr lhe purpose "f enabling il in go in ihe rescue nf aliens -md immigrants caught in lhe machinery "f lhe law. In Mav. 1955, lhe' Fund Blade a second grant thai will permit ''it- Common Council tn assemble eunl describe a large number nf tin- cases "ilh which il has dealt. This reporl mould help the people lo understand -he operation of the laws affecting aliens '"nl immigrants. RACIAL DISCRIMINATION In \i.w nf il< -teitcd purposes il i- nal- "ral lhat tin- Fund fm tin- Republic mould be concerned about racial dis- "Crimination. Its largest grant wa- made to the Southern Regional Council to strengthen ils headquarters in Atlanta •'inl I., staff twelve state affiliates with mil-time professional personnel. Tbe WIDE WORLD PHOTO J. Russell Wiggins, Executive Editor of The Washington Post and Times Herald, tells a Senate subcommittee that the government should provide penalties for too much, as well as too little, use of the secret label. Catholic Interracial Council of Chicago has received funds I" help it to mitigate the acute racial tension thai has developed in Trumbull Park, Chicago. I he National Council eef Churches nl Christ in lhe I .S.A., Department nf Racial eiml Cultural Relations, weis given ei grant tn support its efforts t" solve problems aris- ing in the border states oul of the decision "f ihe Supreme Courl declaring segregated schools unconstitutional, lln' \inciii5in Friends Service Committee, wilh ihe aiel nf ihe Fund, i- working on the economic situation "f the Indians in ihe Southwest, nl Negroes in Dallas. IVxes. emd Greensboro, North Carolina, .-mil mi difficulties in ihe sel I- nl Washington thai bene fnlleeweal the decision nf the Supreme < lourt. The Public Education Association of New 1 ork ( itv. eti the request ol the Board of Education, is studying racial -. gregation and educational discrimination In the schools of the city. The Fund is helping to finance this investigation. li i- the only one of the sorl now being ■ hnlcd in a northern community, ll will seek in answer such questions as: I- there ei deliberate attempt to segregate children in city schools? Arc Negro emd Puerto Rican children given the same educational opportunities thai other children In New York City receive? What can be done in promote integration? The Board nf Education has appointed a commission to examine the results of this inquiry and to make recommendations for action. No comprehensive survey of housing for minority groups has ever been made. I hen- i- a general impression that minorities, particularly Negroes, encounter serious obstacles in finding places to live or in building new homes. It is thoughl thai they pen more anel gel less than other sections oi the- population. The Fund has established a Commissi,m on Race and Housing to look into these questions. | A complete lisl of the commission members is listed in the Report. POPULAR EDUCATION The Carrie Chapman Call Memorial Fund has enlisted the interest of the members e.f the League of Women Voters and many other organizations in ei projeel known eis "Freedom Agenda."' The object e.l this program i- to involve all the groups in a community in a continuing discussion of the basic rights of Vmericans. Five hundred communities ena- now taking pari. The Fund has made ei granl for the support of this activity. The Council for Social Action of the Congregational Christian Churches is pursuing a similar object. It is seeking t.. stimulate debate aboul civil liberties among ihe- members of il- affiliated churches. The Fund has made a granl to the Council for ibis projeel. Grants for the same kind of educational work hem- gone to the I niversalisl Service Committee, for ;i program being conducted jointly with lhe Council of Liberal Churches; to the YMCA, and to the YWCA. flu- Illinois Departmenl of the American Legion, in cooperation with the American Heritage Council nf Chicago, hei- eielo|ili'il a plan of popular education centering around the discussion ..I the basic documents in the history of the I nihil Steilcs. Irving Breakstone, commander of the Illinois department, calls this educational efforl a "positive approach" to communism. Ih- In- .-\- pressed the hope thai ihe program will spread throughoul ihe departments "f lhe Legion. The Fund fnr the Republic has made a granl tn tin- \merican Heritage Council In enable il In assist In ihis enterprise for two years. The r'und has made- arrangements wilh tin- Viiilioliitnk Compan) for the manufacture of four records thai will present selections from the classics mi freedom, lln- company ha- developed a process of putting hunks on 16 r.p.m. records lhat makes ii possible in sell a recorded book at et retail price com- parable tn tin- cosl nl ei printed volume. In the efforl In arouse interest in i nil liberties, tn explain their import- See Editor's Note nn Page 11. S, \ovember, I" I \e |s i- r)KI \1 NEWS, Sovemb, ■ 1955 Page 13
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