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Nears Section "Page THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR SundaY, April 30, 1950 * I= By Richard L. Stokes A serious handicap to Senator Joseph R. McCarthy's inquiry into disloyalty in the State Department is the opaque screen of smoke spread between him and the public by a major part of the secular press, forgetful of how recently and how sorely it was duped in the Alger Hiss case. For example, every possible weight of emphasis, in captions, leads, and news slant, was given to the "exoneration" of Owen Latti- more by Senator Millard "E. Tyd- ings, chairman of a subcommittee assigned to investigate charges brought by the Catholic Senator from Wisconsin. Tydings is not a Democrat, with an administration majority behind him in the subcommittee. He is the son-in-law of Joseph E. Davies, former ambassador to the Soviet Union and author of a notorious Russphilo book and movie, "Mis- sion to Moscow." Buried in scattered fragments through the text of Lattimore's harangue were admissions worthy of headlines in all but a blindfold- ed press. In reports of testimony by Am- bassador-at-Large Philip C. Jessup, display was given to his accusa- tion that Senator McCarthy had made "false and irresponsible charges," to the detriment of this country's foreign relations and with "shocking disregard" for the national interest. Only incidentally could it be learned that Dr. Jessup appeared at both trials as a character wit- ness for Alger Hiss; that he had been affiliated with numerous or- ganizations held to be subversive; and that in 1946, he proposed that, for the sake of peace with Russia, the U.S. should dump all of its atomic-fission products into the ocean. i i Lattlmore defended his course in figurative sight of the colossal wreckage brought about by policies in which he reiterated belief. Towering mountain-high above his spoken words are the ruinous actualities which he had helped to encompass. The platform responsible in large degree for Communist expansion in the Orient was described as Despite the loss of China, Latti- follows by the Johns Hopkins pro- more reaffirmed his allegiance to a fessor: policy which may or may not have deliberately followed the Communist line, but which is prov- ed, by crushing facts, to have served Communist interests be- yond the Politburo's maddest dreams. All the stresses at the disposal of journalistic technique were lavish- ed on the denial by Dorothy Kenyon, former member of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. that she was or ever had been a Communist or fellow travel- "The reader had to plow through er.,] many paragraphs of type to learn of Miss Kenyon's acknowledgement that her name might have been used, "even at times with my con- sent," in connection with many organizations named as subversive. Relegated near the end of a four- column account in the New York Times was her acknowledgment that in a public speech she had de- nounced the Hiss trial as "a pro- duct of hysteria created by the House Committee on Un-American Activities." That is still her opin- ion, she testified. 1. All-out repudiation, to the last remnant, of the Kuomintang gov- ernment. (That is to say, completion of the overthrow, by Americans, of the single ~rmed and faithful ally of the American people in the Far East.) 2. Coercion upon Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek for the admission of Communists into his regime. (This step, in all countries, has led to seizure of total power by native vassals of the Soviet Union.) 3. For the present, a Chinese program specified by Lattimore as "temporizing with "Titoism." (In other words, appeasement of the Red usurper, Mao Tse-tung. But the top Chinese commissar has disowned Marshall Tit, pledged his loyalty to Stalin and out- raged his champions in the State Department with repeated insults.) 4. Abandonment of Formosa and South Korea. (In military terms, what is de- noted eventually is American edu- cation of the Philippines and Japan, supreme prizes of the Pacific war.) By HUGH DEVINE AT THE; SODALITY BRIDGE MRS. AVERY:S SCORE INA5 Suslr HIGH ENOUGH TO WIN THE LACST PRI2:E- THE STATUE 5HE HAD DONATED WITH :(r, OOD RIDDANCE'"/ with a record of combat sorties Itl and citations. I r~ e~vma~,( He was branded for "aiding Communism and bewildering our The annual central state pro- friends" bv W Averell Harriman-Iviuce convention of Newman clubs .. . ] roving Ambassador for the Coon- will be held at Kansas State Teach- omic Cooperation Administration. l er's. college, Pittsburg, Kansas, It was Harriman, as Ambassa-April 28-29-30. dor to Russia, who negotiated with A new constitution for the pro- Stalin the Manchurian concessions vince will be submitted. There to which President Roosevelt add- will be panel sessions and work- ed his signature in a famous shops in the following categories: quarter-hour conference at Yalta. Membership, programs, spiritual; At the outset, McCarthy was programs, and finance. innocent enough to believe that anyone.faithfully serving the Com- munist cause could reasonably be defined as a Communist. Testimony in the Hiss case show- ed that the first step of the Soviet spy-ring, when advancing Amer- ican operators to top-level infiltra- tion and espionage, has always o Federal inspection of Marmlon Military Academy was to be made Thursday and Friday, April 27, 28. An inspecting team, consisting of four officers appointed by the com- manding general of the 5th army, was to conduct the inspection starting at 9 a.m. Thursday. The officer in charge of the in- specting "team is Colonel Melton A. Match, C.A.C. Col. Hatch is graduate of West Point, and of the Command and General Staff col* lege. He has served on the staffs of General Eichelberger. command- er of the 8th army, and of General Chamberlin, commander of the 5th army. At present, he is the pro- fessor of military science and tactics at the University of Illinois. In the formal ROTC inspection, the first part covers all training inspection as required by the War Department. Here individual in- spection of every cadet as to uni- form, arms, bearing and appear- ance will be covered. Drill. parade and formations of the entire Cadet Corps will be under scrutiny of the inspecting team. Practical tests to groups in organizations will be assigned, then followed in the third period by theoretical tests in the classroom. The final phase will cover the in- spection of facilities, classroom in- struction, and administrative in- spection. The esprit de corps, in prepara- tion for this highly valuable in- spection, is evident among the cadets to meet the rigid scrutiny of the inspecting officers. The entire Marmion teaching staff is participating in a study of the school curriculum. Initiated two years ago the evaluation of the program of studies at Marmion Military Academy is conducted bY Father Alcuin, O.S.B. In faculby meeting an evaluation questionaire prepared by Father Alcuin was discussed and filled out, This evaluation is made of the pro- gram of studies and of the entire traditional currictilum of Marmion Military Academy in the light of present and future needs of its pupils. English, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Languages The Most Rev. Mark K. Carroll, form the core curriculum, supple, S.T.D., bishop of the diocese of mented by the health and citizen- Wichita, Kansas, will say Mass ship education of the Military for the delegates on Saturday Department. However, the tradi- morning, April 29. . tional curriculum can be enriched The speaker at the convention by such student activities as the banquet, to be held the evening of study of current events consumer April 29, will be the honorable mathematics, consumer science, Emmet Blaes, president of the Na- advanced mathematics, literature Newspapers played up the de- Lattimore thus declared his con- been that of destroying every yes- itionaI Council of Catholic Men. and. music ..appreciation through claration of Seth W. Richardson, tinuing faith in a school of diplo- tige of party connection. The Rev Edward J Duncan, S moaern meom o1: zne raaao, ~ele, chairman of President Truman's macy which has helped, beyond re- They are ordered to isolate them- T.D., chaplain of St. ~l'ohn's chapei vision and movie...Local and s.tate Loyalty Review Board, that in buttal, in subjecting the U.S. to selves from Communist individuals at the University of Illinois, will h!sto,ry:, sight reaumg,.m~efnat~ono three years of screening this or- attack on two fronts in Russia's and activities. Membership cards, accompany the Illinois delegates at remuons, propaganaa, s~a~muc-, ganization had produced "not one cold war, and which has gone far if any, are recalled and burned; to the convention. The delegateseven such homely graces as cottr- single case" of espionage anywhere towards insuring this country's names are stricken from party are Dale Hoscheit, president, tesy, etiquette, community living in the federal establishment, defeat in case tf resort to arms. rolls. Peru; Nadine Duerwachter, Bar-ican be made to revolve around the Readers depending on headlines Nevertheless, the "clearance" of It thus becomes safe for a sus- rington; and Roger Henry, Moline. basic courses. could not have suspected Richard- Lattimore, Jessup, and their coUab- pected individual to defy charges ~ I The objectives to be attained son's admission, far along in the orators was to be expected at the that he was ever a Communist, ~11 ~l $ a by these many enrichments must text, that Judith Coplon, for one, hands of the Wydings subcommit- while legal proof of membership ~]~ ~U~ ~ews meet the Catholic Philosophy of had eluded his net. She was tee. From the beginning the deck becomes the most formidable of Education by which the training caught by security agents in the was stacked against Senator Mc- tasks. ,, ......... l of the Marmion cadets is guided Department of Justice. Carthy. The convictions of Carl A. Mar- ~OCKXOra---~unuay, may "~, nas]~:d Only a determined reader would He was exposed to a hostile zani, Alger Hiss, and Harry been set for the CAY Club's 3"rd cbY whmh the procedures are annual Communion breakfast. Bish-[ " have learned of Richardson's testi- press. The subcommittee in charge Bridges were secured only through op Boylan will say the Mass. All| = ' mony that his review body had re- of his investigation was in air- the testimony of fugitives from officers of the Catholic Men's club| ILl| II II stored to federal positions 124 em- tight control of his enemies. In- Communism, who were able with and past presidents of the CAY] lldlIB=.ll~l~lPIB ployees whom their departmental stead of observing neutrality, the personal knowledge to identify the club are invited as guests. Massl |W|ILII III IIIIII boards sought to oust as suspected administration threw into the fray defendants as being or having been will be held at 8 a.m. in Muldoon] ~ ~ "~" " ~m='" j]v of disloyalty or indiscretion, every resource of power and vilifi- party members, high school's chapel with break- There was no hint of the fact cation. Yet there is no reason to des- fast in the auditorium. I|-- "r/N Id V A Id | that Richardson is a law partner American soldiers and diplomats pair, or to conclude that the battle Letters and cards for reserva-[l v .'q ~ .',, | of Joseph E. Davies, and repro- are proved by irrefutable evidence has been lost. The campaign tions are being sent out to all pre-[| CONSTRUCTION CO. I sented Soviet legal interests in this to have devoted years to the de- against tyranny and atheism has, sent and past members of the CAY . .......... country even prior to the recogni- struction of the pro-American ele-in fact, only begun. Club. They may invite friends toil GENE~R=A,L~ CDONT~R~AoCTORS | tion of the U.S.S.R. by President ment in China and its replacement " attend. Completing arrangementsll ^'"~ ='~'~=~ I Roosevelt. with Communism. They were ex- , V~I[-~ ~lJV~r ~lU ~ are co-chairmen Betty Doherty and]| Phone McHenry 151 | Jack Durkin, assisted byJoan I WestMcHenry Illi~|=| tolled as lofty patriots. For merely pointing out their Meet April 28-30; Spoden and Jack Williams. I' blunders or crimes, Senator Mc- ,~-" Carthy was blackened by President 411 =-,, _ Truman himself as an agent of the lumnae IglecIr , Kremlin, stabbing American sold-i -IBBI iers in the back. I Belleville--Catholic War Veter- T TS-CAMERON LUMBER , Instead of sitting out World War] ans of Illinois will meet in con- v ~ COMPANY II in the safety of the Brooklyn veption at Belleville April 28-30 J ..... |11 .FDVI(21: GROCERY I B, A~W.,SCHMELrZEI~ M~ Navy Yard, which was Dean G. ]Some 350 delegates and officers t| WALLPAPER I II ................. = ruel, l=umDer Acneson's contribution to Worldl from posts and auxiliaries through- II PAINTS -- OILS -- GLASS |ll 1'.e ~ A D I/I:T | ..... War I McCarthy enlisted in the I out the state are expectedI| Lumber and Bulld|ng Mete,tel Mnrin/~ h-~l .qn m--tho - ~ti-~ I " H I L A N D S le,e~ho~"ai'~*~o~3*~atl duty in the Pacific, and emerged as ] At the annual convention of the/I n4 E Lincoln Highway Ill TeL 701-702 |~ Captain of Marine Intelligence, ] Illinois chapter, Illinois Federation ]| " DeKelb |]| $111 F_ LineIn Hiahwav. 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