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criticism was justified.
"I think that there has been some
misunderstanding on their part in this
instance," he stated. "I notice that they
are- under severe attack for holding so
many of their congressional meetings
in executive session, but I think everyone would realize that there are certain aspects of government involving
security matters which must be kept
confidential. We- don't want to telegraph our punches tei the- enemy, you
Mr. Brownell was asked if the.
United States should advocate a "new
look" in American policy towards
Soviet Russia, as suggested by Senator
Ellender because of the so-called
peaceful aims of the Soviets.
"Well, I would say there," Mr.
Brownell replied, "that the Administration's position on this is that at all
times our policies toward the Soviet
are under keen review. They are never
static. Each new development in the
relationship of the- Russians to the
Other countries of the world brings
about a new situation which has to be
re-examined so that the policy of thc
Administration is tei have- a dynamic
and ever-changing approach to meet
the- current problems which are raised
by the international Communist conspiracy."
"Would you recommend the Internal Security Act of 1950 be amended
to cover non-sensitive as well as sensitive employees of the United States
government?" asked Mr. Hurleigh.
Mr. Brownell replied that that had
been advocated at the last session of
Congress. However, he pointed out
that rather than tbe Internal Security
Act, the so-called Public Law 733
Asked, finally, if a state does not
comply with the Supreme Courts
order to integrate the school system,
what measures slWt of force it was
intended to use- tei enforce the courts
decision, Mr. Brownell referred to his
"As we saiel a little earlier on this
program," he reminded, "the current
steps being taken by tbe Department
of Justice- are- to support the school
boards like the one in Hoxie, Arkansas, which has gone ahead and integrated the- schools in compliance with
the Supreme Court decision." ENP
Read Before You Sign
A western professor passed an interesting-looking paper among his students,
ostensibly asking for a holiday on a
prominent American's birthday. Forty
students readily signed the- paper without
Hiving it more than a passing glance.
When the professor read the document to
them, they discovered that they had
signe-d a petition Ie> have their right arms
amputated. Thereafter occurred a lecture
hy the professor on "Read before yoU
Patriotism Not Passe
I think you will concede that in some
intellectual circles the- very word "patriotism" has become anathema. It lS
frowned upon as old-fashioned and somewhat ridiculous.
Now it is axiomatic that a nation is as
strong as its i-connim is healthy and tt
its people are- unified. Such a nation Is
hard tn heat, either by force uf arms Ot
by infiltration. That is why there-has been
a long, covert, intense campaign to mal-e
patriotism a nasty word, an absUT"*
archaic concept. For only if it can weaken
Din patriotism, and thus our unity, can
communism defeat its mightiest oppom'"
tin United States. - Robert C. Ho-u
Assistant Secretary of State
Fascts Forum News, December, 1956