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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date March 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • 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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Transcript saved. We had better find that out righl now, and got out.21 Syngman Rhee and Chiang Kai-shek are the only two great Christian leaders in all of Asia; the only two who really want to fight communism. If we keep appeasing and negotiating with the Communists, and delaying the inevitable showdown, we will negotiate Chiang Kai-shek and Syngman Rhee out of existence; and when they go, the hope of freedom from Communist slavery in \-ia goes with them. There in quirk review arc Iwo -ides of a Fact* Forum question: "Do you approve of American policy with respect lo the conflict between ihe Chinese Keels and the Chinese Nationalist*?*1 Bibliography ' Text oi Eisenhower message to < .ongi ess, Vew York Times. Jan. 25, 1955. -' Map and Text oi Eisenhower's statement on Formosa, Los Angeles Examiner, Jan. 24, 1955. 3 "Will the Free World Now Hark the Reds?" David Lawrence column, Jan. 25, 1955. 1 "Communists May Be Seeking Experience in Current Chinese Coastal Operations." b) George Fielding Flint. Toledo Blade, Jan. 23, L955. 5 **The Big Question," El Paso Times, fan. 19, 1955. 8 "Knowland Say« Tar liens "Paper Tiger' Test," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 21. 1955. : "['. \. Council Standing By for Session on Formosa," Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Jan. 21, 1955. "Move Meant t<. Vvert War." David Lawrence column. Jan. 26, 1955. 1 "Newest Policy on Formosa Seen Merger ol Old Lira-." Dallas Horning Sews, Jan. 26. 1955. '""State of the Nation." Ii> Joseph C. Harsch, Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 26, 1955. " "A Risky Move Off Formosa but One That Must Be Made," Louisville Courier-Journal, Jan. 22, 1955. 13 "Where Do We Draw the Formosa Line?" Walter Lippmann column, Jan. 26, 1955. 13 "Our Ri-rht To Re in Formosa." Walter f.ippmann column. Jan. 25. 1955. 1 * "Elsenhower in Middle on Road to Asia," Doris Fleeson column, Jan. 26, 1955. "Mar-halt Mission," Retreat From Victory. by Senator Joseph McCarthy, pp. 102-130. Published 1951 by Devin-Adair Company. "Military Situation in the Far East," Hearings before the Committee on Aimed Services. 17 "Reds Cheat, Bring in Guns and War- planes." U. S. News & World Report. Feb. 26, 1954, p. 36. ls "Waiting for a Break," Walter Lippmann column. Sept. J5, 195 1. 13 "China. Did She Fall or Was She Pushed?" U. S. Sews & U orld Report, Dec. 26. 1952, pp. 22-23. -°"The proper Way," Vail Street Journal. Jan. 26. 1955. 21 "President's Stand on Formosa Generally Supported by V. S. Press as Facing I p to Realitv." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jan. 25. 1955. ' 22 "Facing Up to Formosa," Wall Street Journal. Jan. 20, 1955. V. S. Relations With China. 1950, Government Printing Office. -' Editorial, Monroe (Louisiana) Sews-Star, \pril 2R. 1954, Paee 18 What About Red-Held Prisoners? Asks Virginia Forum Group IIku-i lurnoul al tbe Staunton. Virginia. Facts Forum discussion Januaa 111 e\ inced anxious interest in the question. "\\ hal Bhould be done aboul the Amen- cans Imprisoned lev lit,- Chinese lie-,I-'.' Thorough presentations eef ,,11 points involved in lliis issue- were made by Colon* Paul J. B. Murphy, 1 ,S. Army (Ret.); Leonard G. Dawson, retired U.S. consular officer, ami Dr. Richard I!. Potter. Presbyterian pastor. Retired Army Colonel run I". I.vjkI. president of the Staunton Facts Forum, presided al the session. Three particular bases upon which the handling of the American airmen's release might lee- projected were presented by Dr. _ Potter: First, the \merican attitude as to ih, individual; second, lhe- American commitment to work on international matters through the UN; and, third, tin- violation of the Korean armistice by the imprisonment ol these mum. \Ir. Dawson quoted Secretary of State Dulles as saying that lhe position of the Chinese Reds in this matter is indefensible, certainly from the American point of view, bul thai in order to secure the airmen's release, il would probably be necessary to make concessions. He suggested lhal the concessions to lie de- manded by the Chinese- might possibly be the cessation of Korean aid; the granting of exit \isa> to ski,-,-,, Chinese students mm in the Inited States who desire to return to China: the withdrawal of the I". S. Fleet from Formosa Strait, ,,r the admission of lied China to the UN. Mr. Dawson stressed thai the lattei two would in mo probability be granted. Group discussion indicated lhat ad- mission of Red China to the United Nations was fell ■ <> lee- verj inadvisable. Other means available to one country for pressure against another wen- als-e pointed eeeil sucb as economic boycotting ami. if thai failed, naval blockade. The- forum was advised lhat the latter would mean an act of war ami would be most unlikely lo be used. Colonel Murphy's comments on the prisoner release question were presented via a tape-recording. He summarized the effects eef the foregoing actions and, analyzing the reasons behind the Chinese move in announcing the detention of the American airmen, suggested lhe type of action thai would l,e-sl bring c Colonel Murphy wenl on lo say tha1 In a Western mind, the mailer is a vefj simple one of a violation of an arm'* lire, the arrest of men in the uniform "' another country. However, he cautioned, although China has dishonored the an"' istice. to "strong-arm" her in an efft>r' lo free the men might only result in j('°' pardizing their lives, At this point the question was aske' as lo whether the United States »a- abandoning, or should abandon, its traditional position of protecting her en* /,-ns wherever they were. Discussio" brought out the point thai this was "' longer an age when the waving of t'1' flap or the showing of a battleship couW produce the results it did in the past:'1 is the atomic age. "The Big Stick '" powerless againsl the atom, and politic? leaders must calculate the risks ,,f the' actions accordingly. This emphasized lhe belief of Dr. I'"1, Ier lhal ll„- United Stales is rommit'fr lee action through the United Nations. I'll,- said. Il,i^ country effects actio? through lhat organization, il «' strengthen nol only itself hut all othe,[ countries of the Western world. Also,' the United Stales acts outside of the I , il will weaken its own international poS' tion and thai of the other nations. For this reason, and because of '''. subtleties of this particular situation ar a whole, forum participants felt tha1' send the UN Secretary-General as ei"'" sary to Red China was the correct m0'* giving "fare" to the Chinese and V'f, l„-|(l- venting pressure againsl the men the desired results in the Chinese mind Expressed opinion indicated thai and its reaction lo Western procedun He surmised lhal the Chinese were using this incident to strengthen theii |e.»ition with other \siatic peoples and. therefore, the) eliel nol care how il affected the Western world. Colonel Murphy added thai they would maneuver to place Red China in a position esteemed by the Oriental mind, which is to say, "to make face" before the Asiatic world: and only lo the extent that we handled the malter to creat* thai "face" for then, would our demands for the release of our men be met. captured airmen themselves would f;,v" this method of solution. Those present al the- forum -''"""j voted unanimously that, in lhe words . Presidenl Eisenhower. Ihe mailer sin'", be handled through the I N until f-y time as events indicated that the oXf.fi /alio,, could not obtain the desir result. Stor) eel ihe- Facts Fori meeting appeared on Page Staunton Vews-Leader. *ro< "of »'" FACTS FORUM NEWS, March, lP> C'V* «" l|,',,"'Ts'^ ■"at r ,.- \ " ' or» """I, \llU :;rk-ir * Si Chinese man 'in ,| we-' an * Ii entn - nav; ,„ I'm,. „„ i,.r have f„ i,,,a,"l mor, '"II t ;,f" Relieve il ■d s Ii, "He < Co„ :"""iii,i >>s, a, V, '"''•""*■ I; ,, "lore I, alter '" the I U.S. IK ItlVnl "Her '.■,.,,'V if th, H'" '"kin t- tha, ,. Hod, -ii T ■■"- •I,,,, 'ML, l\ 8>nce y, H .•*?»■ \ll,l '" its '*<*« pi FOIU
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