"We hair never concealed the fact
that our revolution is only the beginning, that it will lead to a victorious
ending only when we shall hare inflamed
the whole world with its revolutionary
Collected Works, Vol. 17, Pages 22-23
The ( nited States cannot he an Atlas,
if cannot by its financial sacrifices carry
all other nalions of the world on its
shoulders, and we should stop give-away
—President Dwight D. Eisenhower
June 23, 1954
"True liberty is the child of knowledge"
—Holmes Fifth Reader (1891)
"The truth requires eon stunt repetition, because error is being preached all
the time, and wot only by isolated individuals, but by the masses"
Conversations with F.ekcrmann, 182K
"Men should not think it slavery to
live according to the rule oj the constitution; for it is their salvation"
"There is an important sense in which
the government is distinct from the administration. One is perpetual, the other
temporary and changeable. A man may
be loyal tn his government and yet oppose the peculiar principles and methods of the administration"
"Who merchandises with a tyrant, he
is straight his slave, how free soe'er he
be." —SopHO< i.KS
(Dudley Fills* translation)
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Education or Degeneration?
M i -. \nrir Smart of Larkspur, < lalifornia,
discovered thai among thr honk- in the Sir
Frances Drake High School library, San \n-
selmo, anil the Tamalpais High School Library, Mill Valley, included in li-t- of recommended reading furnished the students hy
their libraries, were those hy twenty-four authors who were well documented from state ami
Federal governmenl sources as to their ' lommunisl ami or Communist-front affiliations, ami
that many honks contained subversive ami
obscene material. Well-km i vmi columnisl ami
commentator Fulton Lewis, Jr.. confirmed her
findings ami declared that "the 1 k- that
played the most important part in Mr-. Anne
Smart's cleanup effort- were depraved literature in the verj extreme." ami that "one nt
them is filIcil with the most repulsive ami
nauseating tilth that I have ever encountered
..." Edward Et. Murrow devoted the major
portion of one of hi- ""See It Now" programs
to ridiculing the things that Mrs. Smart has
done anil attempted to do. Henry V. Moran ot
Ne* York writes us, "Instead of praising heifer it. Edward R. Murrow pictured her ■■- a
witch uho burned good hook- written for the
en I i iih ten ment ami edification of youth . . .
Evidently [since the Aluminum Corporation of
America dropped sponsorship of the "See It
Now" program within a fen weeks following
Murrow'- treatment nf Mi-. Smart] it was Mr.
Murrow who was burned up ami not the honk-
■\ hill ha- heen introduced in the California
State Senate on the basis of Mr-. Smart's el
forts which a-ks, in effect, the following: that
each hook shall endeavor to impress upon the
minds of the pupil- the principles of morality,
truth, justice, ami patriotism, to teach them
tn avoid idleness, profanity, anil Falsehood, to
instruct them in the principles of a free government, ami tn train them up to a true comprehension nf the rights, duties ami dignity of
American citizenship. The CIO ami the American Friend- Service Committee, rep re-en tr<l
hy a Mr. Trevor Thomas, who -aid that "patriotism is debatable," oppose thi- hill, while
the American Legion and VFW are on record
as favoring it. On April 27 the Assembly Education ('ommittee voted 8 to 7 for the school
hook liill. No. 1671, hut it take- eleven votes
to pass a hill out of this committee and on
tn the floor.
Mr-.. Everett 11. Wheeler of Oreana, Illinois,
writes that a group calling themselves '"Parent- Unlimited" have organized for the purpose of Letter informing themselves ami theii
community regarding what children are taught
in th'-ir schools. Mr-. Wheeler enclosed the outline of a -e\ education program which had
heen given to students of Grades 7 through 12
of the Vrgenta Schools, Vrgenta Community
Unit District No. 1.
Mi-. Wheeler writes, "'We have a permil
from Washington, D.C., to mail thi- to adults
tir-t class mail,"
Vlthough thi- i- material intended tor the
teaching of children between the approximate
ages of 12 to 17. the !i-t of questions asked
the students and the outline of material taught
to mixer! groups of -indent- include much
which could debase and disease young mind-.
The Superintendent of Argenta Community
I nit District No. 1. the nurse supervisor of
the Visiting Nurses Association, and the Board
of Education approved this program. Mrs.
Wheeler, who felt con-trained to iemo\e hcl"
ehihl to a school in a neighboring community, writes: "1 had only to read the November, 1954, issue of P.T.A. magazine to find
thai thev ad\o.ate sex education, progressive
education. UNESCO, [Study of] emotional
problems and readjustment of children, ami
one world teachings, putting a special emphasis on UN. Uso read February, 1955, issue
on One World.'" She a-k- "If vou have anv
suggestions nf what we [Parents I nlimitedl
might do to combat thi- situation in a stronger
uay. please let lis know about them."
The Fort Worth unit of Pro-America will
present a series of -i\ lectures on American
Affairs October 22-23. Speaker- ami their subjects will he: Dan Smoot, "Faith of Our
Father-.": Corinne Griffith, "The Root of Ml
Evil"; Dean Clarence Manion, "For America,
Survival or Suicide?**: Colonel Robert Putnam, "The Wav Out": Captain Edgar C
Bund v. 'The Communists Are After Your
Churches,*' and General W. IL Willmr. "American Foreign Policy." Further information
may he obtained from Mrs. Jewel M. Anthony. General Chairman, Vmerican Affairs
Lectures, Route 7. Box 156, Fort Worth. Texas.
FAR to Enlighten
The Foundation for American Research, 8
private, non-profit institution, ha-- heen or*
ganized hy two retired high officials nf tin'
I* 111 and two lau\er- v\ Im are former FBI
agents, according to the Sunn'lav Even in a
Post, \ugust 6, 1955. This foundation wifl
establish a large free library that will gather
together under one roof in Washington a va-t
amount of data on totalitarianism covering
the subjects of Communism, Fascism, ami such
organizations as are nnw on the Attorney
The Post editorial comments "Of course, th'1
Communisl party and the most vociferous anti-
anti-Communists are denouncing the Foundation for American Research. But these attack-
are a sign that the Foundation's library "H
totalitarianism \\ill he a highly useful means
of presenting the truth to the people."
Read About the Reds
Thomas Wilcox of 7lf> W. Second St,. Lofl
Vngeles 12, California, ha- sent us a copy "'
hi- Anti-liolsheiif, Bibliography, listing with
lommeiitaiv more than .'loo authors and 500
titles, including Facts Forum \ews. Th'"
hound volume i- in mimeograph form and i~
available from Mi. Wilcox at $4.00 per copy-
lhe resull ol years ol work in compilation, ii-
author believes ii to he the most complete
thing of it- kind in existence. Mr. Wilco*
writes, "Because the greal publishing house*
turned thi- honk down, -ight un-ecn. (the)
could mu visualize a sullieient -ale tn warrant
printing i it became necessary for the compiler to get it nut himself via mimeograph. B
should he nf service tn librarians, organization
.secretaries, researchers, educators and parents
as a guide through the labyrinth of pro-Conv
munist, near-Communist ami "Fabian" title*
Incidentally, it i- a u-eful guide for book