Of Hearst Actions
Representative Dickstein Says
Committee Should Comply
With Educators' Request
The demands of Columbia
University educators for the investigation of Mr. William Randolph
Hearst's anti-Communist campaign should be complied with, believes
Representative Samuel Dickstein, vice-chairman of the official House
Nazi Inveatigating Committee, according to a recent article in the World-Telegram.
Representative Dickstein said that this investigation will be the
"duty" of the Committee if the new Congress prolongs its existence.
If the committee is
continued, it will investigate the charges of Matthew Woll, American
Federation of Labor official, on Communist activities in American
introduced a bill for the creation of such a body to replace the
temporary committee. He proposed that this committee consist of
thirteen members, and be known as The Committee for the Preservation of
American Democracy. It would investigate all charges of anti-American
In a letter to
Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine, Mr. Dickstein asked that "no
further permits be issued for these so-called parades by out-and-out
reds." He declared that Communists have held demonstrations before his
home, and that once, while he was out of the city, a crowd, after
demonstrating before his house, tried to enter it.
Referring to the
fact that last year eighty permits to parade were granted to Communist
organizations between February 15 and November, Representative
Dickstein said, "In my opinion the obtaining of those permits is a blot
on American history."
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