ized as a bomb-
in Congress of
critical of each
:ion ol power has tended to support the
langerous "cultural lag" theory and to
promote "moral relativity," to the detriment of our basic moral, religious, and
governmental principles. It has tended
to support the concept of "social engineering"—that "social scientists" and
they alone are capable of guiding us
Into better ways of living and improved
or substituted fundamental principles of
' Accompanying these directions in research grants, the concentration has
shown a distinct tendency to favor
political opinions to the left. These
if individuals, foundations and their intermediaries
■ommand. hugePgap extensively in political activity,
d It is a sw101 in the form of direct support of
1 i American political candidates or political parlies,
but in the conscious promotion of care-
| ully calculated political concepts. The
rualitative and quantitative restrictions
ejf the Federal law are wholly inade-
. the raciio. "•'juate to prevent this mis-use of public
at it I"'* l"'''0" rust funds.
>r objective cr't»
tiers In ""I ''it" impact ol foundation money
i-'iViii" first heel'Pon education has been very heavy,
■rediled. and at argp|y tending to promote uniformity
si ii i cef an l"l'n aPProal'h and method, lending to in-
nice the educator to become an agent
power of the
;. the radio, am
"subversion" in the true meaning of
that term, namely, the process of undermining some of our vitally protective
concepts and principles. They have
actively supported attacks upon our
social and governmental system and
financed the promotion of socialism and
Statement oj B. Carroll Reece
Supplemental to the Majority
(Retort, pp. 223-5)
* * * * *
From the starl, Mr. Hays has assumed
an attitude of aggressive suspicion and
insulting distrust of the majority members and Ihe staff. He has said frequently that he has known in advance
what the majority was going to decide.
The shoe is. ill fuel, on the other foot.
iOr social cha
Ihe lilal factsc1" social cnange and a propagan
(' n"rc-ssionl!'or ''"' development of our society in
i" r , n,i-re¥ke direction of some form of collecli-
en almost inci**. _
nice i" ' foundations have supported text
'■" '" ,i ,,ior*>ooks <and books intended for inch,-
; t'!d inter**0" in collateral reading lists I which
ched^"' destructive of our basic govern-
"r ,.,-r Rental and social principle's and highly
'"") <»/ l,ov\e>itical of some of our cherished insti-
them beyond - j^
k. , , .
• i ',.„eesl ln the international field, foundations,
«>'■"•' "'"'"-"-ind an interlock
0,7>eee ace inienocK amoiiL' some cef them
evolution oi ^1](| (.(,r|ain j,,,,.,.,,,,.,,,.,,.^ OI.ganizarionS,
"l t'\ ""ofc-1'11' rx,'rcised a strong effect upon our
nil ol the pro .oreign policy and upon public education
large foundaliv |(lin„s in„,rnalionai This has been
elhles. I'acii tn lecomplished by xasl propaganda, b)
111" Federal '(upplying executives and advisers to
science rescarc government and by controlling much
irtual conli"l ° esearch in this area through the power
). 'f the purse. The net result of these
am has prom°Jombined efforts has been to promote
■mpiiii-al rcscaf^mternationalism" in a particular sense
lieorelical rcseafr3 form directed toward "world gov-
al lia- lici'ii csWrnment" and a derogation of American
I' findiii" maiii"' frationalism." Foundations have sup-
,1 ininiiic -d apForted a conscious distortion of history.
,'md i„vc-sii'"ati',',''r"l.'i'"a,"liz"<l blindly for the United
",'i" , f ;. -Z ,uit^all""s as the hope of the world, sup-
that il it is ' ,,,,,ri,.a ,i , '. ,. • ;
eled Ic " '"at organization s agencies to
a}" extent bey 1 general public accept-
, wtl('f'- ar>d leaned toward a generally
bal har '"'' .fffleftist" approach to international
ake science, s' ^romems_
soeiclv up"'1, , . „ j-
■entanic as "scie" with several tragically outstanding
. • rt of t:on?flxceI,t'ons' 5llch as The Institute of
"' F !, 'pacific Relations, foundations have not
ot reseai < n.
acb, it leads
eS surectly supported organizations which,
'"Y|rll-i'i)n turn, operated to support commu-
' i|1()i^sm. However, some of the larger
foundations have directly supported
—Wide World Photo
Rep. Wayne L. Hays, (D-Ohia)
Mr. Hays could not have made clearer,
from the beginning of our work, that he
Intended to frustrate the investigation to
the limit of his abilities, and to attempt
wholly to "whitewash" the founda-
The reason for the cessation of hearings was that the attitude and conduct
of the ranking minority member had
made it impossible to conduct orderly
* * * * *
He repeatedly, from the rostrum,
vilified other members of the Committee
and questioned their good faith. He
publicly accused the Chairman of lying
and being a coward; and accused Mr.
Goodwin of duplicity and of cowardice.
The following excerpt from the record
of the hearings which I, as Chairman,
had deleted from the printed record in
an effort to achieve harmony and to
maintain the dignity of the Committee
and the House, is illustrative of the
violent and abusive remarks of Mr.
■Ibod. the """,,
ACTS FORUM NEWS, January, 1955
The Chairman: Now, the gentleman
from Ohio, I am sure is not going to
get anybody worked up or irritated
here. If he has that in mind he might
just as well subside, because the Chairman for one has made up his mind that
he is not going to let any byplay get
him out of temper. That would impair
the usefulness of this committee.
Mr. Hays: Let me say to the Chairman that I took his word and he assured
me his word was good, and if the time
arose when I felt that we needed somebody on the minority side that the
Chairman would put somebody on.
The Chairman: The conversation
was that if the gentleman from Ohio
and his colleague should finally decide
to write a minority report, that a member of the staff would be made available to cooperate with them on that.
Mr. Hays: No, that was not the
agreement, because I don't want any
member of this staff writing a minority
report for me.
The Chairman: I said cooperate.
Mr. Hays: Or to cooperate either.
The Chairman: And assist. That was
the conversation. I do not know what
the gentleman had in mind.
Mr. Hays: I will say this to the gentleman, that out where I come from we
have a saying that if a man double-
crosses you once, that is his fault; if
be doublecrosses you twice, that is your
fault. I just want you to know you won't
get the second opportunity.
The Chairman: Even that statement
is not going to provoke the Chairman,
but then- is no living man can justifiably
say that this Chairman — that this man
who happens to be Chairman at this
time — has ever doublecrossed anybody
or he had failed lo keep his word.
Mr. Hays: I am saying both.
Tin. 1 Ji mum \n : That is all right.
Mr. Hays: Is thai clear enough?
There is no inference there, is there?
The Chairman: That does not disturb me a particle.
Mr. Hays: I know. You are pretty
hard to disturb. I thought they had
more guts in Tennessee.
The Chairman: You are not going
to provoke me. You need not worry, I
have already made up my mind on that.
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•Editor's Note: The following information
on the military records of Representatives
Hays and Reece is taken from the 1954 Congressional Directory:
"Wayne L. Hays ... member Officers* Reserve Corps, United States Army, 1933-42; volunteered for active duty World War II December 8, 1941; honoratelv discharged in August,
"Brazilla Carroll Reece... enlisted May,
1917, and served in the American Expeditionary Forces October, 1917, to July, 1919, with
the Twenty-sixth Division; commanded Third
Battalion. One Hundred and Second Regiment.
Infantry; decorated with Distinguished Service
Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Purple
Heart, Croix de Guerre with palm, and cited
for bravery by Marshal Petain, Generals Pershing, Edwards, Hale, and Colonel lewis..."