Oct 1965, Benson
ffV&NTf-EIGHT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6. 19$5 •UM Looking Ahead >R. GEORGE S. BENSON ' President, ional Education Program Searcy, Arkansas iie shifty political shenanigans |U. S. Communists seem almost redible. Many Americans who i not foUow their ins and outs pizld have their eyes opened to how the Reds play the game [gain advantage, both long and ort term. Other Americans, who aid be able to see more clear- j refuse to be alarmed and con- lue to tolerate the hands-off- lings of the Supreme Court ^ng with the futile efforts of Justice department to limit "kctivity. A Communist Amer- fea Is of course the goal the con- fpirators never lose sight of. a fact some Americans fail to recognize. One remembers the efforts of Gus Hall to steer the far left vote to Johnson in 1964, when the Reds were advised to have BO candidate of their own. This was not for love of LBJ, but their love for liberalism. Their object, last November was to defeat the forces of conservatism, and that is why their people were ordered to nominate no candidates and vote against Goldwater. Soon thereafter the whole left-wing aggregation thought it owned Johnson and set about having its way. It has pretty nearly succeeded on the domestic scene, but the honeymoon ended when the president sought to stop the march o* communism In Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. * * * IMMEDIATELY, all over the world the Communists and their followers began their operation of stabbing Johnson in the back. When they say they could not maneuver his major decisions on foreign policy, they set about marching, picketing, and demonstrating. They wrecked embassies and information libraries around the world and stepped-up creating opposition among neutral nations. Here in the U. S. they spurred bitter opposition to the president on campuses, in the press, and from propaganda groups. They still seek to change the president's course. Now, Victor Riesel has reported that Gus Hall has been laying out basic strategy in secret New York City meetings with Commu- nist bigwigs. Since they have shown_they can attract thousands to their rallies and increase their membership as well as their financial resources, they are reported ready to prove their strength by having a convention next year. This means they would "go public," as J. Edgar Hoover predicted they would do. The party doubtless wants Johnson to realize that N ........ THE EVENING INDEPENDENT. MASSILLON. OHIO youth, aiyi renewed attention 10 political party activity. '.Tie party's 55 regional officers were told to go back to their districts and get their agenda ready for a 1966 national convention by TC- paring "progress reports" and "policy statements with recom- mendtions." It has been the purpose ,j congress not even to allow the Com les^wdnis, jonnson 10 realize mat gress not even to allow the Com it will play politics in 1966 as welljmunists to operate as a recogniz- as 1968, nominee or no nominee, ed political party, but virtually Some do not fear the supposed every effort to curb it has been membership of some 10,000 secret 'either limited or thrown out by card holders. But it must be not-!the Supreme Court. In fact, a ed that U. S. Reds boast of some 90,000 others they confidently expect to follow their Hue. Their whole series of court decisions has now made it possible for Com munists to increase their exploita — "—- |«»»*«»*.j*.j *w tiivicaac viitrir c&plUlla* new plans, according to Riesel, in-'tion of unions, to enjoy increased elude national membership drivesjimmunHy from investigations b* (including doubling their mem-Congressional c o m m i 11 e e s, to bers in California), reinfillrat: on Shave no fear of states limiting of the labor movement and e-i their activities, and to continu muting more working class their publishing and propaganda vcry nuch •* flttjr please. Perhaps the nuxt ineredibl* development of aL has been the success that U. S. Communists have enjoyed in allying themselves witb various liberal political causes in the nation and using these in (urn to fight their batUes for them. With amazing unity, these elements have band- Ld together to oppose anti-Communist groups. Only recently the New York Times fell in line again, when its News Service distributed without explanation a run-down on contributors to anti-Communist organizations prepared by Group Research, Inc. GRI is a descredited Washington outfit that works zealously to smear and embarrass any sort of anti-Communist effort.