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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 tion, which was the agency that had to do with the selling of surplus property, and exactly what his rank and stains was. I elon'l know, bill at any rate he told me that he having been trained as an economist rather than a technical man was confronted with the problem of arranging for the sale and dispecs'i- tion of large quantities of war surplus materials in which he needed help and guidance from technical people as to the value of it, sort of appraising it or niving him some idea if not formally appraising it. giving some idea where he could secure appraisals, and also ideas as to what its use was. what might be pea'clime- uses for things left over from the war. So I said fine, we would be glad to help by rendering such assistance as we could from the staff of the Bureau, and I don't think anything ever came of that. As a matter of fact, he came a time or two to my office, in this connection, and I designated one member of tin- staff who had recently retired but was still around on a part- time pensioner basis to work with him in coordinating any help we could give of this kind, but nothing came of it. PERHAPS SIX SOCIAL CONTACTS Out of ihis contact I got to know him and perhaps had half a dozen social contacts with him during 1946 and 1947. Mu. TAVENNER: I did not understand how you first became acquainted with him. Dr. Ciinhon: I just met him at a social party at somebody's house. Mr. Tavenner: Whose house-? Dr. CONDON: I think il was the home of Mr. John Marsalka. Mr. Tavenner: What type? Was that jus! an ordinary social affair? Dr. Condon: Yes; buffet supper. Mr. Tavenner: How long had known Mr. Marsalka? Dr. Condon: Perhaps four years, and I can recall when I met him. Mr. Marsalka was a professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh had a contract with the War Department to write some military history, and Marsalka was a working fellow on that contract and so was living in Washington, and I sort of met him as a picking up or continuance of ihe acquaintance thai had started in Pittsburgh. Mu. Tavenner: Now, you met him. you met Silvermaster at this social occasion. Did he speak to you then, at that time, about surplus property and surplus materials? Dr. Cciniion: It is quite likely, although I am not sure, it may have tee-en the second time we met. and be may have come to mv office later, and I don't remember ihe exact circumstances. Mr. Tavenner: I understood you to Page 48 you fi\" fit-sl —Wide World Photos Elizabeth Bentley testifying before House Un-American Activities Committee. say that this business association led to a seeeial association with him over a pelicccl of one eel Iwee veals. Dr. Condon: That is right, in 1946 and 1947. Mr. Tavenner: Were you a frequent visitor in his home? PERHAPS THREE OR FOUR TIMES Dr. Condon: No, I think perhaps 1 was there al the most three or four times, but I wouldn't know exactly. Mr. Tavenner: Did Mr. Silvermaster ever lake you into the basement of his home? Dr. Condon: No. Mr. Tavenner: Did you ever see any photostatic or photographic- equipment in Mr. Silvermaster's home? Dr. Condon: No, I don't think I wain anything but the living room and the dining room and the kitchen. Mr. Tavenner: Have you read the testimony of Elizabeth Bentley given before the committee? Dr. Condon: I read an excerpt of it that was recently put into the Congressional Record in June of this year. Mu. Tavenner: Did you not learn of her testimony at or about tin- lime thai sin- gave il, when she identified him as Nathan Cregoi \ Silvermaster? Dr. Condon : She was— Mu. Tavenner: She identified herself as a self-confessed former courier of an espionage apparatus operated by the Communist party who wen- underground and worked in the United States government and whose principal was a Soviet agent in New 'lurk City ami thai Silvermaster was one of that group. Dr. Condon: I remember reading testimony of it. Mr. Tavenner: One of the m,'' portant members of that undent group. Dr. Condon: So she said in he"" mony in 1948, I guess. Mr. Tavenner: Did you m&er effort to advise the committee'"' knowledge lhat you had aboul ws his activities? Dr. Condon: This committees!! Mu. Tavenner: Yes. e Dr. Condon: No; I have nei "I much luck in getting answers Xn letters from this committee. pi Mr. Moulder: Did you !'-< ), knowledge aboul his activitii really the question. ], UNAWARE OF HIS ACTIVITY Dr. Condon: No. I didn't. M'S, testimon) of Miss Bentley's ocelli I am not mistaken, in the -»'": I'M", and I firsl heard lhat siicMi mony was being given secretly T government about April of 19W.li fifteen months before this ' ",,,)i made it public, and al thai linn' ',], lee the Department of Commel'' n account of my acquaintance wl'. Silvermaster. in order that the)' know exactly all of the eiieiii"' about it. So that having don'' J" the Department of Commerce, ' thai I didn't deem that il was n^>i in communicate further. 1 Mr. Tavenner: To whom ''!n report in the Department of Col1') Dr. Condon: Mr. Adrian Fish*) at thai time was the Solicitor B Department of Commerce and 'l' was chairman of the loyalty !"' maybe aboul that lime he was c™ ' of the loyally board. ... '' Mr. Tavenner: Returning "'.. Silvermaster, I want to read tola, testimony cef Miss Bentley, or '"j "f '' : I \lr~ They | reference to Mr. mill 1 J than Gregory Silvermaster | ''" \ in the basement a home-made "P', for photographing documents, j0' a filming documents in their ■ had been, I understand, put Mr. Vllmann, who is quite . mechanic and hud u ruel. ''",' ivhich th e ciimerii was stuck ' pointed down and l/tey had " the bottom where the papers in'f ' Mr. Mundi: You actually ■""" using this apparatus on gnl documents, did run' Miss Bentley: Yes. I did. . Mr. Mundt: And Mr. I II'""" seen it, has he? Miss Bentley: Mr. I II in an" ", principal photographer. Ii "<p I learned photography alien N | necessary to photograph docU il was he who operated il those times when he was eillu'r when there was loo much to FACTS FORUM NEWS, Jan*
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