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Public Forum ? . O . » JL . ^ . .. Gov. chaJ- bank' candidate mis- un- · , in of re- McCarthy. Despite Methods, Done Most To Expose The To the Editor: "Reds : in United Stales;blast efforts of McCarthy." declares a recent newspaper headline. That of course, was to be expected. It should have also been' a foregone conclusion'.that all newspapers and columnists of the New Deal persuasion would object to any effort, whatever, to .drive the Reds out in the op«n. According lo classical mythology a serpent slain by Hercules had nine heads, each head when cut off .became two. So i: is with Communism, and since its ineep^ lion by (he-New Deal it has.grown by leaps',and bounds, often dominating .U.-' S.: Government agencies and departments. The- Kid Glove pplicy';of. both .Truman and President 'Eisenhower toward Communism . has ,a'bout as much effect in .eradicating it as would pouring water upon a'duck's back, in an attempt lo wet it. ·Probably some of my older readers,; remember the . old blue- back spelling book, story of the farmer .who on finding a boy in one" of ..his., apple trees tried to ·bring him down by throwing turfs of '· grass. Seeing that such mild persuasive tactics 'were having no effect, the farmer resorted to stones, which brought results in a hurry. \Ve have been indifferent to Communism too Jong already. No "one, it seems, has taken the Reds seriously. No one has honestly " been on the alert. The Saturday Evening Post recently carried an article in which a New York -cop' lieutenancy had belonged to 'the Communist party for 16 years."He~ had been on the police force '4\if-* Jng that time and had been ari !; F.' B.l v suspect since 1944. t '-;' : I hear people say they do 'riot, knosv what Communism is. According to Ihe latest dictionary Communism stands for the . ownership of all property by either the community or the state. Thus in Riis^ sia farms are operated collectjye-^, ly, crops when harvested are tatc--- en over by the state and food tickets issued to the workers. %ff manufacturing and industry Spl owned and operated by the stater stores and distributing centers tij« same. *. However, I believe the answe% .given by an American lady on^'a" recent radio quiz in regard to Communism, was, is, and will remain to be, the masterpiece for- cvcrmore. I quote: "I could never be a Communist because Communism enslaves men's minds, distorts truth, makes a mockery of religion, justice and trial by jury, and is pledged to overthrow, by force and violence -- my country's government." Now in 'regard to Senator McCarthy. I believe, regardless of hjs methods, that he has done more expose and stamp out Communism than any American, and regard- Joss of either his methods or politics the American people owe the regards justly due a man stops at nothing j n his one miSn fight against subversive elements both at home and abroad. J. L. WALKER

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  1. The Robesonian,
  2. 02 Apr 1954, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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