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The Illinois standard. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1948-1949, December 18, 1948, Image 2

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Dollar dictators
failing in Greece
By Ted Lawrence
The Truman doctrine of buying up a corrupt Greek
monarchy along with its dictatorship for use as a bass to
“fight communism-’ has flopped. President Truman virtual
ly admitted it when he sent his State Department’s report
over to Capitol Hill last week. The facts prove it.
Honest and courageous
Americans have constantly
protested the use of Ameri
can tax dollars and munitions
to fortify the dictatorship of
Nazi collaborators over the
Greek people and to kill the
same Greeks who fought with
us against the Nazis. They ar
gued that you can’t protect de
mocracy by building fascism.
Now. however, the striped
trouser gentlemen who calculate
foreign policy on a dollars and
rents return are getting jittery
ever the failure of the campaign.
What Comes Next?
And. coming with a similar
failure of American dollars and
explosives to crush the Chinese
revolution, certain very wealthy
and powerful gentlemen are pri
vately wondering about the en
tire extension of the Truman
Doctrine—namely, the Marshall
The President’s report on aid
to King Paul’s dictatorship
against the Communist-led
Greek guerrillas makes some
startling admissions:
only become chronic, but the
guerrillas have increased.
when U.S. intervention started,
there were 15,000 guerrillas, ac
cording U U.S. estimates.
OUR MUNITIONS have killed
10,000 Greek citizens in the
guerrilla bands, but the total
guerrilla strength has risen to
A 110,000-STRONG Greek
dictatorship arm , supported
with U.S. millions and arms, and
guided by high-powered U.S.
Army generals, can't lick 22,000
Greek fighters.
Cost of the Truman Doctrine
intervention has been a cold
$550,000,000 from the pockets
of American taxpayers.
The cost to the ordinary
Greek people in unemployment,
hunger, disease, death and con
centration camp torture is in
estimable. Wages are low. Un
employment is spreading. Prof
P.P. backs
roll call
in Illinois
Ward and township organiza
tions of the Progressive Party
of Illinois this week launched
a campaign to obtain the names
of 100,000 citizens in this state
on a “Roll Call for Peace.”
The roll call was started re
cently with the signatures of
Henry A. Wallace, Paul Robe
aon, Jo Davidson and Mary Van
Kleeck. It is sponsored nation
ally by the Council of Ameri
can-Soviet Friendship and vari
ous co-operating organizations.
The call says simplyr
"We do not want to go to war
over differences between oar
country and the Soviet Union.
Since the Soviet Union has al
ready expressed willingness to
sit down with us to straighten
out these differences, we call
upon our President and onr gov
ernment to arrange conferences
with the Soviet Union to settle
all outstanding problems and
thus bring peace to ourselves
and the world.”
It will be presented to Con
gress in January.
iteering and graft are rampant.
It is a crime, bringing the death
penalty, for a Greek worker to
advocate strike a on.
Wallace Makes Plea.
This week Henry Wallace
urged all "who hold democratic
liberties dear” to join him in
demanding commutation of
death sentences ordered by the
Greek government for ten lead
ers of Greek trade union.,.
A mass hunger strike of 600
former resistance fighters broke
out in Aegina Prison, Greece,
last week. The strike protested
the resumption of the execution
of 3.000 anti-Nazi fighters im
prisoned for alleged crimes
against the Nazis and their col-1
All observers agree that the
Greek guerrilla movement arises
not only from the fact that the
government has taken in former
Nazi collaborators but from the
desperate poverty they have
brought to Greek peasants.
Wall Street Worries
Wall Street interests, along
with political and labor lieuten
ants are all for the policy. They
backed to the hilt the expendi
ture of $6,000,000,000 of Amer
ican tax dollars to arm the cor
rupt dictatorship of Chiang Kai
Rent advisory
service set up by
P.P. Club in 24th
Tenants Jiving in the 24th
ward who have rent >roblems
are invited to visit the Progres-1
sive Party Ward headquarters,
according to Sidney Ordower.
ward comitteeman.
Ordower announced appoint
ment of Mort Abromowitz, at
torney, as rent and housing ad
visor for the ward's Progressive
Party organization, and said
Abromowitz will provide free
legal counsel at the headquar
ters, 3358 W. Roosevelt Road. I
Room 206, every Wednesday
from 8:30 to 10.00 p.m.
Shek against the Communist-led
people’s armies in that giant
But, with that dictatorship
tottering today, the authoritative
and conservative U.S. News &
World Report worries lhat with
even more aid to Chiang, “China
may turn out to be a bigger
Can’t Use Dictators
That is an admission that the
U.S., richest and most powerful
country in the world, cannot use
broken down dictatorships to
rule the 450,000,000 people in
China. Further it admits this
same powerful nation cannot
even run little Greece with only
Students hit witch
hunt at Illinois U
has reached the campus of the
University of Illinois. Young
Progressives are now being
asked to sign non-Communist
affidavits before being granted
It all began last April when
the group, then known as the
"Students for Wallace” was
given temporary recognition. A
short time later it applied for
a permanent charter as the
Young Progressives. The stu
dent committee debated the
question for several months and
then gave the whole matter over
to the Dean of Students.
Under advice of the Univer
sity legal counsel, it was de
cided to ask for sworn state
ments before further action was
taken. These statements would
declare the group is not a
“front” for the Communists or
the AYD, and that it is not se
ditious, subversive, or un-Amer
Basis for this action is the
Clabaugh Act (1947) which was
directed against the AYD and
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Prompt deliveries
prohibits the use of lT'iversity
facilities for any group deemed
The Young Progressives have
registered a strong protest
against what they call “discrim
inatory action” and they have
refused to sign the affidavits.
A program of counter-action has
been set up, including the fol
1. Letters are going to over
1,500 faculty members on the
campus asking them to sign pro
tests against the action.
T. Similar letters are going to
leading educators all over the
state and country.
3. Other chapters of the Young
Progressives have been informed
about the situation, and are
sending in letters to Dea Tur
ner and the local papers.
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