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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • 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 STREIBERT (Continued from Page 21) Mr. Madigan: Mr. Streibert, as a veteran radio executive and accustomed to scientific means of judging conclusions and accomplishments, by what means can you judge these trends? \\ hat concrete evidence do you have that we are gaining? Mr. Streibert: We are talking in this cold war, so to speak, about actually political warfare-. Now there is no such thing as mere words. These forces are determined by political actions and poli- tries, and if our actions and policies are successful, we are then gaining in this cold war. Mr. Madigan: Give me the number eeiie trend right now to indicate that we are leading. Mm. Streibert: In Western Europe— to solidify Western Germany with the \\ cstern world, to arm her and to conclude an alliance against the Soviet. Mr. \I\dic;\n: I might be inclined tee agree with you, sitting back here in Washington looking at it, but what proof do you have that the peoples in the countries involved also arrive at that conclusion ? Mr. Streibert: They support it. \lu. Madigan: I mean the everyday little man. Mr. Streibert: They support it. One very good test is the reaction of the Soviets, who have tried to disrupt us and have been very much concerned that, after the defeat of EDC by France, you have an alliance. However, you find that we are talking about political affairs right away; and when you get to this basis of this cold war, it essentially is political affairs. I would rather talk about means and techniques of our information work because I am not qualified Ice speak for the government on the political side. Question:* Would we be far more effective in our war of words if our side were less gentlemanly and hit below Do You Approve of American Schools Today? Do the three "R's" suffer in the modern educational system? Should there be more federal aid to schools? Have the Communists infiltrated our institutions of learning? Tell us what you think about one of these or other questions pertaining to America's schools and exchange views with your fellow citizens through OPINION FORUM, a recently introduced NEWS feature. Address your comments to OPINION FORUM, FACTS FORUM NEWS. Dallas, Texas. ihe he-It with our arguments, as our opponents dee'.' Mk. Streibert: We have no restraints. As a matter of fact, we do much better than that, I think. Vie let other pe-ople fight our battles for us where we- can so that it does not appear to be propagandistic. Foe- example, we try to let the other fellow- say it, and then we see it's publicized but doesn t come from ihe l.S. government as such. Question:* To your knowledge, statistically, what has been the most effective single feat of propaganda Amer- ^ -*J^^J —Wide World Photo Streibert with President Eisenhower. USIA Chief says he has "full assurance" of presidential support. -- ica has indulged in. and in your opi" w hy was it so? \ln. Streibert: I think the Vf ilinl's program fur peaceful use ] atomic eniTgv has been the most flfl tive event in this cold war in the I USIA UNDER ATTACK Miss McGRORY: Mr. StreiberJ has been said of the United States formation Agency, which is design*! counter Communist propaganda, til is the most constantly attacked, cu| uously reorganized, hampered and n assi-d arm of the American goverinj Is that still a true picture of the d< cullies under which your agency am operate in its relations with ll" "'' branches of the government? Mr. Streibert: That was the '"" tion. unfortunately, ileal I found a >1 ago last August 1. when this new BM was established. I am happy to saj " in the past year and a few mono'* has been free from public controvj that we have been free eef harassill and we have been able to build 8J4 gaui/ation which can gel ecu with ect job. t, Miss \1, Grori : Thai is good n^ j""1' Mr. Streibert, but is it neel a fact that "J^ your last request to Congress I budget was cut by $12 million, w^ might indicate sonic lack of vontf tioi sional confidence in your work. °r. . least scenic lack of congressional c""1 r tion that this is a vital and imp"'" work of the I nili'il Stales govern!"' '' in the cold war. Mr. Streibert: I think you statement is quite accurate. There J Lack of understanding or conviction'' this kind of activity is an essential! a fre< " i ...H\ of national defense. Il happily is ' P lacking completely. Then- arc a " r ber of senators and congressmen j have inherently understood it and who have traveled abroad and seen " ■. happens. But the hulk of them ''" ... full v understand or are unwilling to.... cad the fact thai lleis kind of ad'' ' ' ■ ■ i e ■ I ffl * " is an essential elemenl in our ele'1 against So\ie-i imperialism. „ Miss McGhory: Mr. Streibert- tm, seems you have to propagandize on ,nf fronts, l on have Ice propaganda Jagr Congress of the United Stales to *J])le vince them of the importance of \\n \i, llll work; but then your main jol reach ihe- uncommitted millions of 1 pies of the world and save them ■' Communist domination. Now ii' Sunday Star recently, Earl Varse Q storj about our propaganda effolj Indochina, which he thinks are hearted. I quote: "The only thi com luilc i- thai the I . S.. coniru'! jj the impression Mr. Streibert is "',„, Ice Ic ., thi Page 24 o Leave, Ls not seriously, counting °% propaganda agency to swing the I FACTS FORUM NEWS, Jarmat
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