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McCarthy Hits At Murrow And Stevenson
In First Installment Of Reply To Criticism
By EDMOND LE BRETON
WASHINGTON UP)— Sen. McCar
thy (R-Wis) has accused commen
tator Edward R. Murrow of having
been connected with a Moscow
•chool described as revolutionary,
and Adlai Stevenson of dealing in
untruths.
Murrow said he actually was an
adviser in an international educa
tion experiment the Russians can
celled in 1935 before any school
■essions were held.
The accusations came in the
first installment of McCarthy’s j
reply to recent criticism. He has
•aid his real reply will be made
a week from today. But last night
he fired some preliminary broad
aides at Murrow, who devoted his
CBS television show Tuesday to a
critical review of McCarthy, and
Stevenson, Democratic presiden
tial nominee in 1952, who spoke
agaiflst “McCarthyism” before a
meeting of Democrats in Miami
Beach Saturday.
McCarthy spoke last night on a
question and answer program with
Fulton Lewis Jr. on the Mutual
Radio Network.
Saying that Murrow, “week
after week, feels that he must
amear McCarthy,” McCarthy sug-|
gested, “maybe Mr. Murrow is
worried about the exposure of
tome of his friends.”
McCarthy, saying he was quot
ing from a copy of the Pittsburgh
Sun-Telegraph for Feb. 18, 1935,
read a listing of Edward R. Mur
row, assistant director, Institute of
International Education, as a
member of the National Advisory
Council of the Moscow University
summer session. He quoted the
newspaper as saying Moscow' Uni
versity taught “the violent over
throw of the entire traditional
social order.”
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Murrow, in New York, termed
the broadcast statements “Mc-
Carthy’s latest reckless handling
of the truth.”
In a statement, Murrow said
that he had been assistant direc
j tor of the Institute of International
| Education, which he described as
an organization arranging inter
i country xchange of students and
professors, and in that capacity
was a membre of an advisory
committee for a summer school
in Moscow. But he said the school
was called off by the Russians
before it began, and all that took
place was a tour of Russia, in
which he did not participate.
As for Stevenson, McCarthy
centered on the 1952 presidential
candidate’s statement that the
new administration had turned up
only one alleged active Commu
nist among more than two million
federal employes.
That, McCarthy said, “of course
is strictly untrue and either Adlai
knew that or should know it.” The
senator said a long list could be
made. He cited the names of
three persons—“ Rothschild,- “Le
vine” and “Powell”—he said were
dropped as a result of investiga
! tions by his Senate investigations
subcommittee.
Edward Rothschild refused to
tell the subcommittee last year
whether he ever spied for Russia.
He was suspended from his job
as a bookbinder for the govern
ment printing office.
Ruth Wiener Levine resigned in
December from her job in a Nut
ley, N.J., laboratory which does
work for the Army’s radar labor
atories at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. She
refused to say whether she con
spired with others to spy, although
she denied spying herself.
McCarthy said the Army got rid
of Mrs. Doris Walters Powed, a
civilian employe, after she had
been exposed as having served as
secretary to a top U.S. Commu
nist.
And finally, the senator said,
he would “prefer to agree with
Lincoln, rather than Flanders.”
This was a reply to Sen. Flan
ders (R-Vt) who criticized Mc-
Carthy in a Senate speech portions
of which later were endorsed by
President Eisenhower.
McCarthy took issue with Flan
ders’ statement that the real Com
munist peril comes front abroad,
and quoted Lincoln as saying if
the nation is ever destroyed, it
will be from wkhin.
One radio station owner. J. P.
Rikhards of WCEM, Cambridge,
Md., cancelled the Lewis program
on which McCarthy appeared.
“The whole thing is strictly
political and is not solving the
Communist queston,” said Rich
ards, and he added:
“The public is saturated with
the McCarthy-networks argu
ment.”
The talk McCarthy has billed as.
his real reply to Stevenson is
scheduled for a week from today
to the Milwaukee County Council
of College Young Republican
Clubs.
McCarthy has said the Chicago
Tribune radio station, WGN, and
other stations have offered to
carry the talk. However, he has
repeated he will take legal action
if necessary to force the CBS and
NBC networks that carried the
Stevenson speech to give him
equivalent time.
Republican National Chairman
Leonard Hall asked for and got
free equivalent time for the party.
Vice President Nixon was desig
nated to make the official GOP
reply to Stevenson tomorrow night.
Before the radio salvos yester
day, McCarthy’s subcommittee
experienced some internal rum
blings. Two Democratic members,
McClellan of Arkansas and Sym
ington of Missouri, questioned
whether there had been mistaken
identity in the case of Mrs. Annie
Lee Moss, a civilian employe of
the Army, who denied to the group
that she is or ever was a member
of the Communist party.
McCarthy had told the middle
aged Negro the subcommittee was
interested in learning why her
superiors, knowing her “Commu
nist record,” shifted her from a
cafeteria job to one in a code
room.
Mrs. Mary S. Markward, a
former undercover informant for
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that a witness who appeared at a
closed session “knew she was a
Communist.” Sen. Mundt (R-SD),
telling Cohn he objected to hear
say evidence, ordered the remark
stricken. Mundt was presiding in
McCarthy’s temporary absence.
Symington told Mrs. Moss he
thought she was telling the truth
and offered to help her get a job
if the suspension of her Army
employment became permanent.
In New York, John J. McCloy,
former assistant secretary ef war,
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McCloy said be could recall no
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there was a wartime staff policy
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ly determined by their command
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prior association or that of their
relatives was known or suspect
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this policy was “entirely sound”
and that among the men affected
he did not know of “a single de
fection, and there were many who
were decorated for valor and not
a few who were killed in action.”
McCloy said that not only sol
diers alleged to have been asso
ciated with Communist organiza
tions were affected by the policy
but also some under suspicion be
cause ot contacts with German
and Japanese groups.
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