The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 23, 1951 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 23, 1951
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MONDAY, JULY 2S, 1951 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGB America's Capitalist Communist! Multi'M'dlionaireField Dedicates Life to Biting Hand That Feeds Him (EDITOR'S NOTE: Not. all American Communists have long rgAair, baggy pants and the general appearance of "have-nots." Freddie -Field IE very much one of the "haves," look* like U, lives like it^but Is also a top U. S. Red, Here's a word-picture close-up of the capitalist of U, S. Communism, told by a newspaperman who has followed Field's Red career for many years.) By HAKOLI) LA VINE XKA Special Correspondent NEW YORK—(NBA)—Frederick Vanderbilt Field is a tall, thin, tweedy, pipe-smoking man, with thinning sandy hair and heavily-rimmed spectacles. He looks like a college professor, lives like a muUl-mUiionaire. and has dedicated his life, as well as his fortune, to biting the hand lhat feeds him. The fortune runs to several million dollars, and it came to Freddie Field through a long line of what his Red comrades would call "CAP[tailst e?;plolters and Wall Street warmongers." On his mother's side, field Is a ^real-great-grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, the profane staten Island steamboat captain, who wound up owning tiie New York Central Railroad, and a great-grandson of William H. Vandor hi IL, the financier, who made himself immortal by shouting at a newspaper reporter, "The public be damned!" Freddie's father. William B, Osgood Field, a well-known engineer who used, to say, "I debased the gcneological jine when I married a £J£pndeibUt," could trace his ances- tyj to Samuel Osgoo.1, Postmaster General under George Washington, ntid Cyrus Field, who laid the first trans-atlantic cable. A Cam inn nist Party Member 'or the past 15 years or more, Field has Invested his money wisely in some 30 capitalist corporations, among them E. L. du Pont de Nemours, the Francis T. du Pont Co, the Norfolk and Western Railwa), Gulf Oil, Pure Oil, Standard of Louisiana, and Shell. Although he can prove conclu sively—by the gospel according to Karl Marx—that capitalism is dying, these investments nevertheless give him sufficient income to live In a four-story mansion, complete with private elevator and a stafJ of servants, at IB West 12th Street in New York, and to vacation at atich luxurious resorts as the Flamingo Hotel in. Las Vegas ("the house that Bugsy Siegel built"), There is also, unfortunately enough left over to make Field the most ardent angel of Communtsl causes in the United States. One of these Js the $800,000 Civil Rights Congress, which puts up bail for 5 who have run ?foul of the hy conspiring to overthrow the government. Freddie Field may not be the onlj millionaire Communist in the United St a Its, but he nnquestiona bly le the most important because of his money. -not merely He appears to rank just below the very top layer in the rigid hierachs of the Communist Party; and in hl« own specialty—furthering th cause of the Chinese Reds—he evi dently Is a full-fledged "oommiB ear." For years, while still a aecre member of the party, Field wns ex ecutlve secretary of the Instltut for Pacific Relations, using tha respectable front to propagate th myth that China's Communists were simple peasants, agrarian reformers, whose goal was anN oriental version of Jeffersoniar, democracy. He helped >o found and finance the Committee for a Democratic Far Eastern Policy, a notorious Communist front. He also was a _ founder of Amerasia, a small yet A^nlluentlal publication, which leap- ed into the news when 1700 top- secret Government documents were found in the possession of it« editors. He wrote for Amerasla liader his party pseudonym, Frederick' Spencer, a name he also used in writing: for a pro-Communist publication catiect China Tod ay. Nor has Freddie confined his activities to China. He was head ol the American Peace Mobilization, which picketed the White House. FREDDIE FIELD: Not the onK Red millionaire, bat the topa. during the days of the Hitler-Stain pact, with signs reading "The Yanks Are NOT Coming." Immediately after Germany Invaded Sonet Russia, he renamed the organization the American People's Mobilization and started plugging for a second front. At the same time, ;h.e applied for a commission as captain in Army Intelligence. (He didn't get it.) Field also was head of the American People's Fund, through which he financed several Russian war relief organizations, as well as a score of Communist front* likt the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born. He deposited two dozen of his own dividend and royalty checks Into the fund, ivid in addition collected $50,000 or more from wealthy socialite friends. He also, for a reported $30,000 in caah, bought • ihrw-Btory building ! in Ntw York to houw the front* In which hi WM Interested, including the Council on African Affairs, the Veteran* of th« Abraham Lincoln Brigade and the National Committee to Win the Peace. Multi-mlllionair* Frederick Vanderbilt Field did not come out in the open as a Communist Party member until after the Army refused to commission him as an intelligence officer In 1941. After t.hat, however, he began writing for the Daily Worker and the now-defunct New Masses under his own name and contributing to Political AfaMrs. the party's theoretical organ. From then on, his rise in the party was swift. In 1945, he was among those who participated In the secret party convention which ousted Earl Browder as leader at the Kremlin's orders. • * « There Is nothing in Field's early background to explain his conversion to Communism. He was born on April 14, 1905, In his father's New York mansion at 645 Fifth Avenue; and grew up with I his brother and two sisters at the family's 991-acre estale near Lenox. 1 Mass., a magnificent place with 53 \ buildings. The main building, has a| patio, a swimming pool, and seven acres of lawn. He preppea at Hotchklss, and then entered Harvard, where he was a properly gilded young man who belonged to all the right clubs, including the Delphic, the Iroquois. the Mountaineering, and the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770. He also was a frequent and lavish host to his fellow undergraduates at Locke- Ober's, a swank restaurant which even few Harvard students could afford. After graduation. Field England io study at the, London School of Economics. There he came under »he influence of Harold Las- kf and the veteran Socialist Graham Wallas. They didn't fully convert him to Marxism, but they filled him with a bubbling social consciousness. When he returned to New York in 1928 he immediately plunged into politics as a campaign worker for Alfred E. Smith, who then was "was running for President against Herbert Hoover. Quickly becoming disillusioned with the Democratic Party, he joined the Socialists and started cp.m- paigning for Norman Thomas, but by 1931, as Thomas now recalls, Field became disillusioned with them. too. He complained to his friends that "the Socialist t have all the right goals—but no means." By mid-1935 he definitely was a Communist, according to WhStaker Chambers. U.S. Grants Spain Rail Lpan of $7.5 Million WASHINGTON, July 23. Wj—Two lays after the State Department disclosed the united States is IICKC- atitig with Spain for naval and air )a?.p.s, the U.S. granted Spain a $7.- oOO.Ooo loan for railway Improve - nent. This raised to about $30,500,000 credits granted Spain out of a $62.500.000 special appropriation made by Congress. But official? of the government's Export-Import Blink said none ol the money has i timlly been spent or paid out. * MUf:H-MAIUU-UiKl>- William R. Nintcr, 20-yi?:>i -old sailor recovering in U. S- Navy hospital at Philadelphia front injuries M;{- fered in an auicmohile accident hours after he '.V,TS ^cheduled to many a WAVE In a double church ceremony, udtnittr-ri he is married and has been mfirrird before tli^t to another gir!. The WAVE. Miss Pearl Knuwles, 2G, of Medford, Mass., \vhcn told of the two mru'- riases. said: "This is get ing so complicated. Where it it all going to end?" (AP Wire-photo). Yugoslav Street Names Variable BELGRADE — W>> — It's lltlle wonder that Yugoslavs these days hardly tnow what to call home. Back In prewar years, the better streets ot the , country'! cltlec a:id vUUgM were named for former kings. Then Germany'* !«glons Adolf Hitler street corner signs. Up went those re-baptizing the streets to commemorate the glory of Stalin and his Red Army marshals. Then, m 1918, came the split between Marsha) Tito of Yugoslavia and the Russian-led Cominform. Once again, the sign painters had work to do. Slowly but surely, the names of streets honoring Stalin and (he Russians are being renamed—back .curiously enough, to the names they had before trw w Pity the poet office clerks and the cab drivers. marched. In. King Alexander Boul- evarrt becnme Adol! Hitler Stranst, Then came \var's end, Germany's defeat, liberation for Yugoslavia— The Dutch Introduced tea Into with Soviet help. Down toppled the Europe from the Orient In 1815. Wallet Survive* BLOOMINOTON, HI. 'AP)—Th« bus pulled out of tha station with H. E. Holmes' wallet containing more than $1,000 still on the Beat he occupied. At 4 a.m. the bus station employees got in touch with the sheriffs office, the sheriff's office got state police headquarters at I'ontlae. At 4:37 a.m. the state police reported they fotmd the billfold on th» bus. It contained 51,050 in money orders, a S35 check and between fit and $30 in cash. A half hour later Holmes picked up his money, ' U. S. to Develop ; en " t "~ Vital Ore Output Field been married three WASHINGTON. July 23. f/P) — A five-year plan of developing do- stic manganese production is be; launched by the government tu help meet the needs of the defense- vital stee! industry. In. announcing the plan, the General Services Administration said it will buy manganese ore from miners at three clrpots it fc sotting up at But to and Phitipsburg, Mont., and Doming, N. M. Most of the nation's current suu- ply of manganese—used in hardening steel—has been imported, often from iron-curtain countries, because jknown domestic ores are of relatively poor ounHty. Read Courier News Classified Ads, times. His first wife was the former Elizabeth G. Brown of Duluth, Minn., who divorced him to marry Joseph F Barnes, former foreign editor of The New York Herald Tribun*. His second wife, a diligent worker In Communist vineyards^ \vns Mrs. Edith Chamberlain"^ Huhlvr'Yf Santa Barbara, Calif., who left h'ln when he expelled the Negro leader Max Yergen from his fronts for breaking: with the Communist Party. (Though never officially a member. Yergen had been a devout fellow traveler.) Hte present wife la the former Mrs. Anita Beyer, whom he married on July 14, 1049. She had just been divorced from Dr. Raymond Boyer known a* "The Professor" in Soviet- .RuKsta's wartime Canadian es- pionage ring. The Communist. Job which hns him in the spotlight—and In jail— right now is that of trustee for the Civil Rights Congress, bail fund outfit which no longer seems to be able to get Reds out of jail. But he is clown on record in other Red jobs too. He is registered with the Justice Department sigent for the Conimunist-controllrc Bank of China, the China Nniiona Aviation Corp., and several othe Red Chinpse financial Institutions. NOXZEM&'S lesser cars look for mechanics— your Rtckard is fust broken in ! As ihe mileage indicator e#mt* »o sh« higher brackets, most car owners J» one of two things. Either trade in th*tr cars, or spend plenty on overhaul But not you] i/ Relief foe Perron Ivy, P«SM» Oak. S for (it of jwopl* find Nor-Ivy, made by the mckeri of famotj« No^r^m* Skua Cream, bring) quicV relief to tha annoying ttchmR of poison ivy. helpi dry up bti»ter» fi»U Get Nox-Ivy from your dniBsiit torfny. 39* «ad 73*. 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