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Wrecking U. S. School System
Is Red Aim, New Report Says (Continued From First Page.) —-- — I problems that are handed him and to consider it a crime to think for himself. He will be the child-man of communism. What is communism? A conspiracy to conquer and rule the world by any means, legal or illegal, in peace or in war. What do the Communists want? To rule your mind and your body from the cradle to the grave. If communism should conquer America, what would happen to the schools? Real education would stop. Only training would be allowed. What do Communists say? Here's a quote from Lenin, foun der of the Soviet state: “Give us the child for 8 years and It will be a Bolshevik forever.” What did Lenin have in mind? He meant that, given a child from Its infancy, he would turn it into a faceless, obedient, trained Com munist slave for life. How? Here’s a quote from an official 1946 guide to teachers of kinder gartens in Soviet Russia, which handle children from 3 to 6. years of age: “The basic habits of Socialist life ane formed during this period—order and discipline, friendship and com radeship among children, love of our great motherland, of the Com munist Party, of the leaders of the people—.” This kindergarten program is the biggest, broadest and mast elaborate branch of the whole Russian school system. How does that differ from our school system? We teach children- here how to think. They teach children what to think. Just what makes up the “school sys tem” in America which the Com munists want? There are about 201,100 schools in this country listed by the United States Office of Education. They teach some 31,880,000 students every thing from cooking to atomic physics. Our schools range from puonc to private, to church ownership, and from kindergartens to colleges. Add to these the thousands of commercial, music, drama, art, busi ness and trade schools not counted In the list above. Add the research centers, text book houses, teachers’ unions, school supply companies, the Na tional Education Association, and Its affiliates. Each and every one would be wrecked and the pieces taken over. What do you mean by “wrecked”? Just that. One of the first things that Communists did in Russia when they came to power was to smash the existing school system. After the break-down and explo sion period, they rebuilt the school system into a tremendous machine for training rather than' education. But what about academie freedom? A teacher under communism never has freedom, academic or otherwise. He teaches cBfc' what the government tells him to. And police watch to see that he does so. Would that be so here? Freedom in‘ every respect would be the first thing to go. Teachers bucking the system would be fired, j jailed or shot. What would they train the pupils here to do after getting the schools under their thumb as they are now in Russia? To obey, to love, and to hate. To obey whom? The best answer is from the same teachers’ guide "Pedagogy,” earlier quoted: Unquestioned obedience and sub mission to the leader, the teacher er the organizer.” To hate whom? Says the Soviet teachers’ guide: "The pupils of the Soviet school must realize that the feeling of Soviet patriotism is saturated with irreconcilable hatred toward the enemies of socialist society.” Who are these “enemies” the Rus sian Communists train children to hate? Anybody and everybody who ob jects to being dominated all his life long by the Communists. Any loyal citizen of the united stales, ior instance. And this training in hate is made twice as deadly by coupling it with formal military training for all chil dren from the fourth grade up. How can we stop it? Know communism for what it is. Know Communists for what they are. Find them out, drive them out, and prosecute them by every means possible under the law. We need more law than is at pres ent on the books in order to do this effectively. See 100 Things You Should Know About Communism in the U. S. A. for more details. How can I tell a Communist? Compare his opinions of this or any other country with his opinions of Russia. A Communist will criti cize the President of the United States of America, but not Stalin. Who hangs around with the Com munists? Mostly their fellow travelers and front organization dupes, but Com munists themselves will go any where among any people on orders of their party leaders. Are there many Communist fronts and fellow travelers in the United States school system? There are, and they are a deadly danger. How do they work? Here is an example given by Dr. Harry Gideonse, president of Brook lyn College: “A Communist group at an Ohio I college recently tried very hard to bring into its ranks a young liberal who was a Phi Beta Kappa and an officer of the Student Council. "When ideological arguments failed, he was invited to a house off the campus where drinks were I served lavishly. He was then told he could bring a girl to the house any time he wanted to, provided he joined the group. “If he didn’t know any girls with out bourgeois ideas of morality, he could be introduced to one.” What are some of their “war” tactics on the school campus? There are many Communists and Communist sympathizers among actors, actresses, authors, musicians, and other artists whose careers are ! interesting and attractive to young people. _ . . l 11 • A .a_A_At_1A 1_fl Do they meddle in student activities. Says Dr. Gideonse: I “Perhaps the most effective tactic ! they employ, however, is their prac j tice of espousing popular causes and protesting militantly against any thing which they can make appear as unfair practice, exploitation or discrimination." Do any teachers in our schools ac tually submit to such Communist dictatorship? Dr, Gideonse says: “Communist professors and teach ers play an important part, of course, in the broad-scale campaign to convert our youth to Stalinism.” How do they work? By slipping propaganda into class room work and textbooks and by leading gullible students into Red | sponsored campus activities. What's biting these people, anyhow? Here is at least one part of the answer given by John Hanna, a professor of Columbia University, who was formerly' with the Farm Credit Administration and chief analyst with the United States Courts' Administration Office: “The girls’ schools and women’s colleges contain some of the most loyal disciples of Russia. “Teachers there are often frus trated females. They have gone through bitter struggles to attain their positions. “A political dogma based on hatred expresses their personal at titude." Politics based on hatred and self pity has the same appeal for men, teo. who feel frustrated by life. How about textbooks? Dr. Ralph West Robey, Assistant Professor of Banking at Columbia (•University, made a survey of high school texts a few years ago with ix>ne out-and-out Marxist, one “lib eral." and one "conservative” schol ! ar to help him. What did the results show? That the success of the United States of America is played down in too many of our school books and its failures are played up. That ; the success of Soviet Russia is -a If it'* tome* thing exquisite you’ve dreamed about for Christmas, here It is — a lovely Buleva watchl /l.u. tiff** CO-ED * 17 JEWELS CHRISTINE 17 JEWELS *47* GENEVIEVE I I 17 JEWELS | < W* | CHARGE ACCOUNTS INVITED SECOND FLOOR • 1319 F ST. N.W. played up and its failures are played down. This is art important and much-used Communist device. W.hat sort of thing do they say about the United States? From the report: “The whole emphasis is placed on the one-third of the population who are underfed, rather than on the two-thirds who are well-fed. “The textbooks emphasize the small number of large corporations, rather than the large number of small ones. The authors point out the few wealthy people of this coun try rather than the fact that we have the greatest distribution Pf wealth in the world.” And why shouldn’t they do this? Because the picture of the United States of America given in those ■texts is false on its face, j Aren't our natural resources the true source of our wealtn? j Certainly not. The same resources were, always here, the same soil, timber, minerals and metals. They never meant anything until some body had the right ideas about how to use them. But don’t we have MORE of all the | best natural resources than any other people? No. Russia, for instance, has al ways had gigantic stores of timber.! minerals, farmland, and water power. The secret of it all is that, never let, down to this day, has Russia made those things work as we make them work here. Why? Because the Communists, like the Czars before them, have never really given the people of the country freedom and encouragement to see what’ they could do with the things lying around before their very eyes. Haven't the Communists expanded i industries and agriculture tre mendously? They claim to have done so, but their figures and statistics are so unreliable that the real rate of de velopment is unknown, even to themselves. Only one fact is cer tain. They have never been able to do enough original planning, develop ment ,or expansion on their own, to bring off a real industrial expansion equal to their needs. What's wrong with their own brains? The trouble starts with the basic Communist theory that a man should be a cog in a machine, not; an Independent thinker on his own. That theory, applied in schools dominated by communism, turns out people who are trained but not educated. Result: They can’t run their country on their own, as we run ours. Doe* all that come out in Commu nist-influenced textbooks? It does not. Instead, the authors deliberately falsify facts to support the fiction that the ‘ Communist ex periment" has f>een a "gran and glorious successs' in the U. S. S. R. Some give students the idea that our country is hopelessly ridden with economic evils. Isn’t there something to it? There are many ways to answer that, but one ought to be enough. Which nation, in World War II, sent arms and food all over the world to failing Allies and then fol lowed up with armies, navies and air forces to Europe. Asia, Africa, to outposts in North and South America, and on islands across the seven seas—yet, at home, kept up the highest living standard the world has ever known? How else have American Commu nists dug into the United States school system? Besides active teaching in public schools, private schools, and church schools, from kindergartens to col leges, they run some schools out right. You mean there are actually Com munist schools in this country? Yes. )Vill you list some? (Several are listed.) At the present time, only the Jefferson School of Social Science, California Labor School, Seattle Pa cific Northwest Labor School, and School of Jewish Studies are open. Repeated exposure of their Com munist nature has undoubtedly forced the others to suspend opera tions, but there is little doubt that all will reopen again? at the first sign of favorable opportunity, whether under the same name or another. Right now, the work of the People’s Educational Center in Los Angeles is being carried on by a branch of the California Labor School of San Francisco. who attends these schools? Chiefly grown people. Most class es are held at night to attract older people. But-there are also chil dren's classes and summer-camp projects for young and old alike. What do they teach? Such courses as history, eco nomics, public speaking, art, drama, and music—all Communist cor rupted. Is any of it on the level at all? No. Every course is just so much window dressing for Soviet theory and propaganda. The whole thing is aimed at lur ing loyal Americans into becoming Communists. Are these the only Communist schools? No. The Communist Party, U. S. A., also has a network of secret schools, called section, district, and national training scMools, in which promising Communists are trained to be leaders in the conspiracy to betray and capture America. What is the Lenin School? The highest college of Communism training at Moscow. Vou might say its graduates are all Ph. D.’s of Communism. What goes on there? Carefully selected Communists from the United States and other countries get a free course in factory sabotage, bomb-making, kidnaping, tram-wrecking, mutiny, civil war fare, espionage, infiltration, and other methods of wrecking a country. What do you mean “wreck” a coun try? The Communists plan for world domination starts with the basic thought that no people will ever submit to Communism without a struggle. So the top members of the Party in Russia train agents in ways to paralyze a nation from within and capture it, how to destroy its come back chance, and then how to drive it in Communist harness. How many Americans are Lenin School “graduates”? An estimated 800 American Com munists have been trained there and returned to the United States. They serve as the high officers of a secret army, now being drilled to overthrow our Government. What about Communist Youth groups? A vitally important instrument of the Communist Party in its plot to get control of America. What is their purpose? To recruit and train young people for the Communist Party. How else do they serve the Com munist Party? Through strikes — marches — lob bies—rallies—petitions—for the ben fit of things .the Communists want. Do they admit Communist eontrol? Practically never. For example, the Young Com munist League today goes by the name of American Youth for Democracy, in order to trap loyal young Americans into its ranks. How important is the AYD? Just consider this! It is the American branch of the World Fed eration for Democratic Youth which is an international Russian-con trolled movement to turn the youth of the world to communism. What about the Wallace youth groups? More tools of the Communist Party. But the Wallace movement has flopped, hasn’t it? Figure it out for yourself. Henry Wallace was Vice President of the United States from 1941 through 1944, and, therefore, within one heartbeat of the highest office in the land. In 1948 he was candidate for President and polled more than 1,000,000 votes, with the Communist organization using, him as its mouthpiece. Communism gained new recruits through the Wallace campaign, made new contacts, and tapped fresh money. The largest vote ever cast for dommunism in this country was registered in 1948 behind Wal lace's name. Are Communists very active in teachers' unions? Yes. For instance, the American Federation of Teachers (AFL) in 1941 expelled three of its New York City teachers’ unions, with 8,000 members, because the locals were Communist controlled. Do many of our teachers play the Communist game? The files of our *0011111111166, run ning back over a 10-year period, show that the Communists have al ways found the teaching group the easiest touch of all the professional classes for actual party zealots and fellow travelers. * What attracts so many learned men and women to such a murderous and destructive cause? Some times it is frustration. Some times it is greed or love of power. Some times it is misplaced Idealism. Are people doing anything about all this? In some places. For Instance, Ohio State Univer sity faculty members are now re quired to sign the equivalent of non Communist affidavits. Then, too, in. New Jersey, California, Michigan; and Washington State, among others, local authorities have be gun investigations of Communist in filtration of schools. . What can I do? First, know the facts. Second, work in your own com munity to get rid of Communists and Communist Influences, whether JORDAN'S now at corner, 13th and G Sts. for pleasure for many years ... give your family a New Piano from Jordan’s A piano is the gift without equal for children and adults ... the one gift that will bring lasting musical pleasure to all members of the family and become Increasingly treasured as the years go by. At the new Jordan’s you can select your Christ mas piano from a large stock of new instruments of fine makes and long time reputations. Famous names in the piano world are well represented by instruments of all sizes, styles, woods and finishes. 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It is to stop communism before it destroys us. The Communist can be stopped under our system of laws and must be. * In New York, officials of the Jefferson School of'Social Science and of the Progressive Party could not be reached for immedi ate comment last night, the Associated Press reported. At the Jewish School of Social Studies, a spokesman said a statement might' be released later. In San Francisco, David Jen kins, director of the California Labor School, said its listing by the committee as a “typical ex ample" of Communist schools in America “is part of an attempt <b discredit progressive educa tion.” He commented: “The statement is unequivocal ly made up of whole cloth as far as the California Labor School is concerned. Not only is this true, but only two of the schools men tioned on this list are actually in existence, that is the Jefferson School and the California Labor School. We have no connection with any other school in Amer ica.” In Seattle, officials of the Seattle Pacific northwest labor school could not be reached for immediate comment. Ousted Venezuelan Chief Offered Refuge in Chile ly the Associated Press SANTIAGO. Chile, Dec. 4-Chile’ today offered asylum to Romulo! Gallegos, ousted president of Vene- i zuela. The Foreign Affairs Ministry- said it had acted on instructions from President Gabriel Gonzalez Videla. The offer of political asylum in cludes Romulo Betancourt, president of the government junta which pre ceded Mr. Gallegos. Mr. Gallegos is being held pris oner by the new government junta which upset him. He is in a mili tary school on the outskirts of Cara cas. Mr. Betancourt took refuge in the Colombian embassy in Caracas when the army-led coup toppled the Gallegos regime. . i . No reply to d;he offer has been received yet. 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