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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 1955
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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Transcript s ins of dollars' : McCarthy th ias been invest officially, by jj ily-financed w bodies, b) I nd by congl th Truman at ill the power aj esidency again) n both houses' i major politic erylhing in t g on Joe Mc' yet been legr ime or criml one scandal' m proven agaW if such power* jCarthy, Joe W I about, and * e that Joe's ski* i t up in WheelW iruary, 1950, «j ommunist speel lid not know vfl 5m. He had so» ;ver, and he r that to the Co* America W*l can State Dep» if rage and p* first anti-ConiO* to baffle bit" : me else.1 ' r discovered tj tail, and he ha4 I in the bewiljj wed the Wheel>» hy was badge!* -examined at e** lose, careless, '' s. He talked ab* s meant suspe°J Iked about spj de who should . mage. But evetj oe McCarthy * , he did not sir* , and he has 1 returned to «*j st anti-ComrrU1* 50, he found * uireil a big ft ermined eneniie? nate. They ha«j ry minor misstl elcCarlhyhadi*! them into weap] thy was a liar mt McCarthy r^ in the State 1't want to "J did not have I said he didn't I arming peopl* inocenl after i''' cCarlby wante" EWS, January, all that he had ever asked — was that an investigation be made; and he had enough information to prove that an investigation ought to be made. McCarthy's enemies were relentless about the names, however; they demanded them. So, Joe McCarthy got together eighty- one case histories on suspected Communists and read them to the Senate. Then the very people who had demanded that McCarthy name names condemned him for naming them, saying that he was cloaking himself in senatorial immunity and broadcasting unfounded allegations against innocent people.16 It is interesting to note, however, that all eighty-one of them have quietly been removed from government service.16 Actually, McCarthy tries to take little credit for making original investigations of Communists or of finding out about people previously unsuspected as Communists. Other congressional committees ■— and certainly the FBI — have done more and better investigating than McCarthy has done. SERVICE TO AMERICA McCarthy's service to America has been in exposing the Communist conspiracy — in bringing to the attention of the American people a horribly dangerous condition which the FBI already knew about and had reported, but which was ignored, lied about, and covered up by the nation's top political leaders. Joe McCarthy has actually produced little new, original information about communism in America. But McCarthy is the only man we have had in the past thirty years whose hide was thick enough and whose manners were rough enough that he could stand up under the relentless abuse directed by the Communist party and parroted by the great liberal, respectable magazines and newspapers, radio and television commentators — stand up to it long enough that he hammered into the consciousness of the American people the awful truth: namely, that the great international Socialist conspiracy directed from Moscow had agents in influential and sometimes controlling positions inside the United States government and in other American institutions, and that the United States was in grave danger of being destroyed, not by enemies without, but by hidden enemies within her own borders: enemies who, while working for the destruction of America, were enjoying the protection of America's laws and Constitution.9 McCarthy has not dug up many new cases on Communist treason, but he has put so much heat on old ones that something bad to be done about them." FACTS FORUM NEWS, January, 1955 For the entire new security program which President Eisenhower inaugurated and which has removed thousands of security risks from government service, primary credit is due to the influence of Joe McCarthy — although, of course, the administration does not give him credit. That is McCarthy's service to America. The McCarran subcommittee investigations of the Institute of Pacific Relations and the subsequent work of that same committee under the chairmanship of Senator Jenner have produced the most authentic, terrifying, and unimpeachable evidence of Communist treason in the United States that has ever been produced. McCarthy has had nothing to do with these actual in- munists and their liberal-left camp followers enjoyed a perfect orgy of slander against Joe for those investigations. But, following McCarthy's investigations, some thirty thousand pro-Communist books were removed from our overseas libraries and innumerable security risks were removed from the United States Information Agency. Take another one: McCarthy's investigation of the Army at Fort Monmouth. The administration, the Army, and every anti-McCarthyite in the United States is still screaming that McCarthy discovered nothing at Fort Monmouth. Nonetheless, as the result of McCarthy's investigation, a large number of security risks have been fired from Fort Monmouth; and the Army- has overhauled its security system, which it has obliquely admitted was woefully inadequate. Take, finally, the Peress case. McCarthy did not discover that Peress was a Fifth Amendment Communist. That fact was known to the Army when Peress was first commissioned, when Peress was promoted to major, and when Peress was honorably discharged. All that Joe McCarthy tried to do in the Peress case was to find an answer to the $64 question: "Who, after all, did promote Peress?"18 McCarthy's failure to find an answer to that question has dramatized a ghast- Iv truth: namely, that the Communist conspiracy in America is still strong enough to stop any effective anti-Communist when he begins to get too close to their center of power.18 —Wide World Photo Senator McCarthy points to a map headed "Communist Organization of the U.S.A., Feb. 9, 1950," during the Army-McCarthy hearing. vestigations, but he is solely responsible for their being made. It was McCarthy's hammering at Owen Lattimore and Phillip Jessup which caused the Senate to set up the Tydings Committee, allegedly to investigate the State Department. The Tydings Committee whitewashed the State Department and turned all its attention to smearing Joe McCarthy. Both the whitewash and the smear were so obvious that the McCarran subcommittee began its scholarly, careful, and massive investigation of the Institute of Pacific Relations. Much of the information about Communist treason in the United States which the American people today know comes from those IPR investigations and from the Jenner investigations which followed them. If it had not been for Joe McCarthy, we would never have had those investigations.17 BOOKS AND RISKS REMOVED Take another case: McCarthy investigated the Voice of America. The Com- Bibliography The 1 "McCarthy: A Documented Record," Progressive, April, 1954, pp. 9-21. 2 Ibid., pp. 6-8. 3 Ibid., pp. 22-29. i McCarthy and His Enemies, by William F. Buckley, Jr., and L. Brent Bozell, Henry Regnery Co., Chicago, 111., p. 270. 5 Congressional Directory, 1952. 0 The Progressive, pp. 35-50. 7 Ibid., pp. 59-62. 8 But We Were Born Free, by Elmer Davis, pp. 175-177. 9 "The Truth About Joe McCarthy," American Mercury, September, 1953. 10 McCarthyism—The Fight for America, by Senator Joe McCarthy, Devin-Adair Co., New York, 1952, p. 88. 11 McCarthy and His Enemies, p. 268. 12 Ibid., p. 289. "Ibid., p. 340. 14 Ibid., pp. 50-51. 15 Ibid., pp. 302-307. 16 U. S. News & World Report, Dec. 5, 1952, "Story of Communism in UN," Interview with Robert Morris. 17 McCarthy and His Enemies, pp. 67-68. 18 "Case of the Promoted Dentist," U. S. News & World Report, Mar. 5, 1954. Page 15
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