Division, P. O. Box 1055, Indianapoli
Once again we arc indebted to Mr.
tore Solimine (see Readers Report, FeS
ary, L956, Facte Forum Wicv, 7 Hench^
13, Mass.. tor furnishing t1"
How the Fund Can Serve
1 )a\ id Lawrence's column (Washington
Evening Star, January 5), forwarded to us
b) a reader, suggests a manner in which the
Fund tor tlit_- Republic may redeem itseli
and meet the argument ot its critics that the
S14 million fund originalk donated to it l>>
the Ford Foundation tor "education" on
American principles ol government lias not
been used tor that purpose.
"Only materials that tend to show thai the
Communist party is merely a political party,"
writes David Lawrence, " - not a conspiracy
directed by a foreign government — and also
booklets that tend to minimize the problem
ot 'security risks' have thus tar Ween distributed with the Ford money.
"Now, however," he continues, "the sub-
eiiinniittee ot the Senate Judiciary Committee which hits been investigating the whole
internal security problem has issued a 100-
page Handbook for Americans [which
is being reprinted in Fads Forum Xctt ,\
starting on Page 2 ot this issue]. It tells how
the Communist party works. This pamphlet
can hardly have a wide circulation, as there
is no fund in Congress to scud out millions of
copies to the citizen--."
Mr. Lawrence points out that the Fund for
the Republic could prove its impartiality and
disinterestedness by obtaining the booklets at
cost from the Government 1'rinting Office,
and sending to every school and college and
to every member of every university faculty'
and to every writer, every school teacher and
every clergyman in tlie countr) as well as to
members of all civic and fraternal organizations.
"Certainly." he concludes, "the idea ought
to appeal to Paul Hoffman. Chairman of the
Studchaker Corporation, who is Chairman of
the Board of Directors of the Fund for the
Republic and a fair-minded man with a long
experience in public service."
(Editor's Note: Farts Forum News, too.
would be happy to supply Mr. Hoffman with
thi' necessary reprints for this purpose at
The Block the Chip Came From
Mrs. Edna Gielicz, 8205 Second Ave..
Englewood, California, has sent us an article
reprinted in the public interest by the Educational News Service, Box 112, Fullerton,
California (copies of which may be obtained
from them lor l()c each plus stamped, self-
addressed legal-size envelope, or twelve
copies tor one dollar, postpaid to one address'. This article, "The \\11lerican Heritage' Project," b\ Jo llindman. is Iroin the
National Republic magazine, November,
1955, and deals with the American Heritage
Project being fostered by the American
Library .Association. "The Ford Foundation,"
the article states, "through its adjunct Fund
lor Adult Education, supplies the mone) that
mi stains the American Heritage Project
nationally; t>ut each project locall) enjoys
Ford patronage for onl) a limited length ot
time, after which unsuspecting taxpayers are
burdened with the bill."
One group meeting outlined Was asked b\
the project leader to consider the effect of
freedom oi speech in relation to the decision
handed down b> the court in the case of
Dennis et <</ vs. The United States [Eugene
Dennis, one-time Communist party Leader,
who was tried with ten other leading Communists, Judge Harold Medina presiding —
See article On Page 2 of this issue). Ignoring
the majority opinion on this case, the leader
asked that the minority opinion be read —
then asked. "Now what do you think of that!
In a COUntr) where freedom ol speech is
guaranteed by the Constitution, people are
being put in jail merely for 'meeting in each
other's houses and discussing books.'**
Included is a chart entitled "ADULT-
erated EDUCATION, Ford Foundation Style
m die Los Angeles, California, area," as well
as a chart outlining Ford Foundation activities. This project is in it-, tilth >ear of ALA-
sponsored activity, operating from headquarters at 50 East Huron Street, Chicago.
Mrs. Gielicz writes, "I prayerfully hope
that you can bring this to the attention of
>our readers. It would be interesting to hear
from people who have participated, or are
participating, so that the nationwide picture
could be obtained. '
She adds: "Your readers could help by furnishing additional documentation to Jo Hind-
man, author of the article, at S920 Second
We., Inglcwood 1, California."
h ACLUism Americanism?
If you think it is, your answer will be
Acs" to the following statements, which are
included in a recent questionnaire circulated
by the American Civil Liberties Union:
"Government employees accused of disloyalty should have the right to know the
sources of information against them and to
cross-examine their accusers." "Any private
individual should have the right to criticize
an) government or government official anywhere in the world." "lists oi government
employees' security should be confined to
sensitive positions involving military, atomic
or international affairs."
If you agree with ACLU, you will also,
according to the questionnaire, answer "No"
to these statements:
"Everyone who claims the privilege against
self-incrimination when asked il he is a Communist must be one." "Congress should investigate political beliefs anil associations in
order to determine whether they are 'un-
American.'" "The government is justified in
bailing temporary foreign \ isitors because of
then political principles." "Public school and
college teachers should be required to sign a
special non-Communist loyalty oath,"
Perhaps your answers to these questions
will help you determine whether your brand
of Americanism agrees with that of ACLU.
Sfeps Toward a New Birth of
Freedom — American Legion Style
The National Americanism Commission of
the American Legion has published, as a
part ot its educational program, numerous
pamphlets which have been purchased b>
various American Legion Posts and distributed to schools as a community service.
Inquiries regarding these pamphlets nia\
he addressed to the National Emblem Sales
Hear Yet Hear Ye.' Facts Forum
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