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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 9, October 1955 - File 043. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 29, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/69/show/42.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 9, October 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 9, October 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date unknown
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 043
Transcript B— of circulation away from their homes. It vvas a continual exercise of matters of judgment and decision on which large, large questions of the welfare of our country depended. They had to be decided quickly, and I was getting very tired. Then they started some new business—first it was "How ele, vou spell Medina?—R-A-T; How do you spell Medina? R-A-T!" All those pickets out in front of the Courthouse chanting all day long vvilh big signs that they carried around. Well that didn't bother me at all. I just went on and then after about a week of that, they started a new one. "Judge Medina is ei blaiikelv blank." I won't tell you what they said, but they kept that up, the use of that obscene language, all el.ev chanting, hundreds of them, "Judge Medina is a Blank- etv blank, .judge Medina is a blankety blank"—you could here it all the way up there in my chambers. I soon began to see the ingenuity of these fellows. They didn't think I was going to get angry at the names thev called me. Not after what they had been calling me all along through this trial. That was not the point. They were Irving to get me to slarl some contempt proceedings againsl these pickets. Mind you. it had already been demonstrated thai no judge would touch this trial or any part of it with a ten-foot pole, and thus take part of the responsibility. I don't ihink lhat ihey should have and I don't blame them for thai, but these fellows saw that one man was running lhe show. If they could only get him to slart a few contempt proceedings, they could finish him off. I was tired, tired. tired. 11 was hard to keep going. Then I began to get what thev planned I should get^telephone messages from other judges in New York—friends of mine—"Harold, can you -laud this? Haven't you got any guts? Are you going to let these fellows get away with calling you these names right here in public—right here in New York—what will the people eill over the country think of us?" And there were Idlers from all over the country saying I had to do something about this, which is exactly whal llicse Communists were up to. which is what they knew would happen, and so lhe pressure was on. The pressure was not from their call- in.' me names. The pressure was coming from my friends and from my well-wishers, from the people who love America and love American justice, and who just don I gel the point that if I once started a few contempt proceedings eiL'ainsI these fellows, with all the gelling of the evidence and the having of the hearings and doing this and that, I wouldn't have lasted a week. It was not long after ibis lhat I was sitting there in court on,- afternoon and I began lo feel dizzy and weak and I was afraid I would faint on the bench. I did not know what to el.i and finally I said, "I have got to take a recess; I don't feel well and I am going out to lie down." If you could have seen the look on those Communists' faces when I said that, as much as to say—"We have gol him now. we have got him now," and I thoughl they did hen e- me. I really did nol ibink I was ever going to be able lo go back. I went out into the same little room where we heul the colloquy about the questions that Judge Lybell had Formulated, and I lay down there on a couch. I tell you. I did some praying there lhal afternoon. You know, faith is a wonderful thing. When I prayed, I really meant it. emd there were ei lot of Other people praying for me while that trial wenl on. Don't ever underestimate thc power of prayer. You never know when lhe crisis will come for you. When I wa- practicing as a lawyer. I never dreamed that I would ever gel into such a thing as that. I don't know why I was ever selected. I guess no one knows. But ten or fifteen minute- in thai little room and I felt stronger. 1 went back on the bench again and I continued on to the end. When this trial was all over I sentenced the lawyers to jail and sentenced all the defendants to jail, and I was getting ready to go away for three or four months, and get a little rest. I came down to the courthouse to say goodbye to I T IS A fact that you can help the cause of enlightened patriotism by causing wider distribution of Facts Forum News. Two plans are suggested below : Facts Forum, Dallas, Texas: I would like to send Facts Forum News to my friends. Please find enclosed $ for 6-month subscriptions at the rate of 6 for $5.00. Name- City With mv heist Irishes lo: Name . Name- Name- Name._ Fvc ts Forum, Dallas, Texas. I'l ease send me eeepie-s of the Filets Forum Xens each month, billed lo me at 15^ per copy, until further notice. Street 1 No. City S Stat* Fuels Forum News may be presented to callers for their return trip reading, passed oul among friends, kept in waiting rooms, placed on reading racks, called to the attention of people who speak and write, or made available to reading clubs and to libraries. USE OTHER SIDE ALSO PACTS FORI M NEWS, October, 1955 Page 41
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