Richard J. O'Melia Collection: Oversize Clippings IV

  1. " The Tablet: A Catholic Weekly " (entire edition, two copies)
    Date: May 11, 1957
    Article #1: "Patriotic Career of Sen. McCarthy Lauded in Eulogy"
    Author: Patrick F. Scanlan
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 1)
    Content: Describes the funeral of Senator McCarthy, and tells of the honor and praise he received from representatives of the Catholic Church.
    Article #2: "Senator Buried at Appleton"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 1)
    Content: Describes the funeral of Senator McCarthy.
    Article #3: "Mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral for Senator"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 1)
    Content: Announces that the New York State Board, Ancient Order of Hibernians, has arranged for a Solemn Requiem Mass for the late Senator Joseph McCarthy to be held on May 11, 1957, in St. Patrick's Cathedral.
    Article #4: "Mass in Syracuse"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 1)
    Content: Announces that a Memorial Solemn High Mass will be held for the late Senator Joseph McCarthy on May 11, 1957, at the Most Holy Rosary Church in Syracuse New York.
    Article #5: "Senator McCarthy, A Loss to the Nation"
    Author: Managing Editor of The Tablet
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 9)
    Content: Praises the late Senator McCarthy and recounts his career.

  2. " The Tablet: A Catholic Weekly " (entire edition)
    Date: February 18, 1956
    Article #1: "Ex-U.S. Official Admits Red Ties and Involves 27"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 1)
    Content: Reports that James E. Gorham, the former division chief of the Civil Aeronautics Board, has given to the House Committee of Un-American Activities the names of 27 members of Communist cells in the government during the late 1930's and early 1940's. Individual's named included, from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration in New York: Louis Lehrman, Barbara Best, Lawrence Elkind, and an individual remembered only as "Bob"; from the National Recovery Administration: Albert Blumberg, Eleanor Nelson, Henry Rhine, Mrs. Jessica Buck Rhine, John Donovan, and Arthur Stein; from the Works Progress Administration: Edna Richter, Irving Richter, Sidney Katz, Rebecca Pfferman, Marcel Kistin, and Bernard Greenberg; from the Senate Commerce Committee: Herbert Fuchs, Samuel Koenigsberg, Ellis Olim, Sylvia Soloff, and Alfred Bernstein; from the Securities and Exchange Commission: Meyer Naigles, Mrs. Polly Vibber, Doxey Wilkerson, Thomas Cox, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ball; and from the Library of Congress: Ogden Kelly.
    Article #2: "Levittown Scene of Fight on Song"
    Author: Don Zirkel
    Published for/in: The Table (page 1)
    Content: Reports on the controversy over whether the song "The Lonesome Train," a cantana about the funeral of Abraham Lincoln, should be used in Levittown schools as a part of festivities celebrating Lincoln's birthday, since the song was written by Millard Lampall, who was identified as a Communist by the Senate Subcommittee Investigating Subversive Infiltration of Radio, Television, and the Entertainment Industry, and Earl Robinson, also a publicly identified Communist.
    Article #3: "Soviet Friendship Unit Ruled Communist Front"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 4)
    Content: Reports that the Subversive Activities Control Board has ruled that the National council of American-Soviet Friendship is a Communist organization and must register as such with the Attorney General.
    Article #4: "Reds Use Schism as a Booby Trap: Bishop Girths Says Strategy of Atheism was a Failure"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 5)
    Content: Reports on a lecture given by Bishop James H. Griffiths of New York at a luncheon of the First Friday Club in which Griffiths explained how Communism was created to rob people of their religious faith and how Catholics must oppose Communism in all forms.
    Article #5: "Dibelius Blasted for Visiting Pope: Communists Attack Protestant Bishop as a 'Warmonger'"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 5)
    Content: Reports that East German Communists slandered Bishop Otto Dibelius, the head of the Evangelical Church in Germany, for visiting Pope Pius XII in Vatican City.
    Article #6: "Says Reds had 2 Top Spy Rings: One Operated in Soviet Embassy and Other in U.N. Delegation"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 9)
    Content: Reports on the testimony of Yuri Rastvorov, a former lieutenant colonel with the Soviet Secret Police who defected in January of 1954, who claims that two spy rings are operating in the United States, one in the Soviet Embassy and the other in the Soviet delegation to the United Nations. Individuals specifically named as part of the spy rings include Major General O.V. Akimyan, Major Vassili Zarubin, Gregori Dolbin, One Sokolov, Slexander Panushkin, and One Wladkin.
    Article #7: "The Reds - What Now?: Building Up Red China" (editorial)
    Author: Louis Francis
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 10)
    Content: Warns against the dangers of allowing Communist China to engage in rubber trade with Malaya.

  3. " The Tablet: A Catholic Weekly " (entire edition)
    Date: August 10, 1957
    Article #1: "Prelate Charges Reds with Strike in Jersey in 1949"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 1)
    Content: Reports the testimony of Msgr. William C. Heimbuch, a priest from St. Michael's Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey, which was given before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee. Heimbuch testified that the strikes which took place at the local Singer Sewing Machine Co. plant in 1949 were actually part of a Communist conspiracy.
    Article #2: "Reds Inaugurate Hungarian Purge of Clerical Foes"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 1)
    Content: Reports that several priests were arrested by the Communist influenced Hungarian government on phony charges of looting.
    Article #3: "Sees Anti-Church Move Beginning in Hungary"
    Author: Laszlo Magyar
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 1)
    Content: Reports that Hungary's Communist government is conduction a campaign against the Catholic Church, and that, as a part of this campaign, the government is requiring all appointed bishops in Hungary to pledge themselves to a Communist led peace movement.
    Article #4: "Senate Acts in Favor of 'Captive Nations'"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 1)
    Content: Announces that the United States Senate approved a compromise resolution calling for the United States to seek freedom and independence for "captive nations" dominated by Communism.
    Article #5: "Declares Court Decisions Imperil People's Morale: Internal Security Counsel Robert Morris Calls on Legionnaires to Rouse 'A Lethargic Nation'"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 1)
    Content: Recounts the speech of Robert Morris, chief counsel of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, to the New York State convention of the American Legion concerning the threat of Communism.
    Article #6: "Hits Propaganda for Zhukov Visit: Senator Butler Warns He is and International Communist Leader"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 3)
    Content: Recounts a letter written by Senator John Marshall of Maryland to his constituents in which he claims that any meeting of Soviet marshal Zhukov with United States officials would by used by Communist propaganda machines to make Zhukov, a butcher, appear as a "dove of peace."
    Article #7: "Slain Guatemala Chief Eulogized: Bishop Griffiths Says Murder of Armas Must Be Warning to World"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 5)
    Content: Recounts the text of a sermon given by Auxillary Bishop James H.Griffiths of New York in which he declares that the assassination of President Carlos Castillo Armas of Guatemala stands as evidence that the free world cannot be lulled away from vigilance just because world tensions seem to be decreasing.
    Article #8: "Among the Missing" (editorial)
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 8)
    Content: Claims that the Soviet Union holds hundreds of thousands of Westerners as prisoners behind the Iron Curtain and calls for others to speak out against the U.S.S.R. on their account.
    Article #9: "The Consistent ACLU" (editorial)
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 8)
    Content: Criticizes the American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU) on several grounds, such as for attempting to keep God out of American society and for holding that the Communist Party should have the same rights within the United States as any other political party.
    Article #10: "Are We Going to Be Convinced?" (political cartoon)
    Author: J. Maloney
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 8)
    Content: Features a drawing of a large man with the hammer-sickle emblem on his jacket strangling a small man labeled Hungary.
    Article #11: "The Reds - What Now?: Suppressing the Truth" (editorial)
    Author: Louis F. Budenz
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 8)
    Content: Claims that the Communist Party has a policy of propagating their goal of slavery and aggression under the disguise of working for peace and democracy and gives examples from "The Daily Worker" to support this claim.
    Article #12: "Senator has not been Forgotten: Tributes to McCarthy Pass Continually into Congress"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 17)
    Content: Announces that a remarkable outpouring of official appreciation for the services of deceased Senator Joseph McCarthy and his campaign against Communism is being inscribed in the Congressional Record.
    Article #13: "'Patriotic' Group Formed in China: But Catholic Leaders at Meeting Protest Organization"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 18)
    Content: Reports that the Communist government of China has forced a meeting of Catholic in Peking to form a "Patriotic Association of Chinese Catholics" and demanded that they cut all ties with Rome.
    Article #14: "Union Secretary Mum on Red Ties: West Coast Dock Worker Official Pleads the Fifth Amendment"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: The Tablet (page 19)
    Content: Reports that Louis Goldblatt, an officer in the International Longshoremen's and Warehouseman's Union, invoked the Fifth Amendment when questioned by the Senate Internal Security Committee concerning the union's finances and his own Communist affiliations.

  4. " Daily Worker " (entire issue, photocopy)
    Date: October 4, 1945
    Article #1: "Wallace Attacks Atom Secrecy: Says Failure to Share Data Invites Disaster"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: Daily Worker (page 1)
    Content: Reports on the Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace's declaration that the United States policy of secrecy concerning atomic energy would eventually lead to disaster.
    Article #2: "Assails U.S. 'Gunboat Policy' in China: Rep. Mansfield asks Hands Off"
    Author: Art Shields
    Published for/in: Daily Worker (page 1)
    Content: Reports that Representative Michael Mansfield of Montana denounced America's interference with the civil war taking place in China between Kuomintang forces led by Chiang Kai-shek and Communist forces.
    Article #3: "'West Bloc' Plan Is War - Izvestia"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: Daily Worker (page 2)
    Content: Reports the claim of the Soviet newspaper Izvestia that the projected "western bloc" of European nations is directed towards causing war.
    Article #4: "Let Northern China Alone!" (editorial)
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: Daily Worker (page 3)
    Content: Argues against US involvement in the civil war in China.
    Article #5: "Stay Out of China"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: Daily Worker (page 4)
    Content: Argues against US involvement in the civil war in China.
    Article #6: "Moscow Assails War Trials Delay"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: Daily Worker (page 5)
    Content: Reports accusations from a Moscow radio broadcast that the Allies have been too soft on and slow acting against Nazi war criminals.
    Article #7: "Laborites Stress British-Soviet Relations"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: Daily Worker (page 5)
    Content: Announces the decision of the United Kingdom's Labor Party to base their foreign affairs campaign on the plea that a Socialist government offers the best hope of bettering Allied relations with the Soviet Union.
    Article #8: "Sees China Split Costly to US"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: Daily Worker (page 5)
    Content: Reports the claim of Representative Make Mansfield to the House of Representatives that Chinese political disunity may force American military leaders to switch plans and launch a direct assault on the Japanese home islands.
    Article #9: "Chiang's Proposal a Fake, Say Chinese Communists"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: Daily Worker (page 6)
    Content: Reports the claim of the Chinese Communist Party that General Issimo Chiang Kai-shek's reasons for rejecting Communist proposals for a coalition government were ungrounded and their demand that Chiang end his dictatorship.

  5. "Predicts America's Doom Unless People Wake Up: Msgr. McGrath Sees Fulfillment of Lenin's Prophecy that US Will Be Sovietized without War" (leaflet)
    Date: July 30, 1955
    Author: Rt. Rev. William C. McGrath, S.F.M., P.A..
    Published for/in: The Tablet: A Catholic Weekly
    Content: Predicts the downfall of the United States to Communism within the next ten to fifteen years, not due to war but due to Communist infiltration of high government positions and the apathy of America in general.

  6. "Let's Look at the Record" (photocopy)
    Date: June 14, 1954
    Article #1: "Has McCarthy Uncovered Communists?"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: Daily Times (page 8)
    Content: Lists the names of seventy-one people who McCarthy targeted as possible Communists who have pleaded the fifth amendment when questioned about their Communist actions and affiliations.
    Article #2: "The Claim is Made that Senator McCarthy is Dividing Americans!"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: Daily Times (page 8)
    Content: Challenges what the author considers a Communist smear campaign that the actions of Senator McCarthy divide America.
    Article #3: "The Record of the Honorable Joseph R. McCarthy ... Compared to the Organized Smear Campaign Against Him!"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: Daily Times (page 9)
    Content: Confronts the three most prominent criticisms against McCarthy, 1.) that he deprives people of counsel, 2.) that he smears innocents, and 3.) that he abuses witnesses, and refutes them.
    Article #4: "What Happened When McCarthy Sued for Libel"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: Daily Times (page 9)
    Content: Reports that McCarthy sued the Syracuse Post Standard for libel and won.

  7. "Sen. McCarthy Dies in Washington Hospital - Seven Foreign Ships Dock in Chicago River"
    Date: May 3, 1957
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: Chicago Daily Tribune
    Content: Contains a series of pictures of McCarthy.

  8. "Hold for Release" (attached is a handwritten note to O'Melia by an illegible author stating that the writer sends these to O'Melia so that he will know were the writer stands)
    Date: 1956 or later
    Article #1: "An Appraisal for the Future"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: (?)
    Content: Expresses surprise at the unanimous vote of Democrats in the Senate to censure McCarthy and claims that the Democratic Party is guilty of playing politics.
    Article #2: "The McCarthy Situation: 'Whatho for the Future?'"
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: (?)
    Content: Expresses dismay over the censure of McCarthy and discusses its implications for America and its political parties.

  9. "2 Lawyers Balk at Query on Red Cell Affiliations: Accused by Fuchs, Ex-NLRB Employees Use 5th Amendment at House Probe"
    Date: February 21, 1956
    Author: L. Edgar Prina
    Published for/in: The Evening Star
    Content: Reports that Joseph Robinson and Martin Kurasch, two former National Labor Relations Board attorneys, pleaded the fifth amendment when questioned by the House Un-American Activities Committee concerning their former Communist activities or affiliations.

  10. "Ruth Weyand Tells Quiz She was Never a Red"
    Date: (?)
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: (?)
    Content: Reports that Ruth Weyland, a former employee of the National Labor Relations Board, testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee that she is not now nor has ever been a member of the Communist Party.

  11. "Ex-U.S. Worker Quizzed on Passing Data to Reds"
    Date: February 15, 1956
    Author: L. Edgar Prina
    Published for/in: The Evening Star
    Content: Reports that Morris M. Levine, a former government statistician-economist who worked for the Army Department, pleaded the fifth before the House Un-American Activities Committee when questioned concerning his Communist past.

  12. "Gorham Testifies to Communist Ties"
    Date: February 15, 1956
    Author: Jean White
    Published for/in: (?)
    Content: Reports the testimony of James Edgar Gorham, a former Civil Aeronautics Board official, that he was a member of five Communist cells in the federal government from 1934 to 1942. Gorham also provided the names of twenty-seven individuals who he claimed were also involved.

  13. "Why Should We Expose FBI's Undercover Men?" (editorial)
    Date: (?)
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: (?)
    Content: Responds to public criticism over the fact that individuals accused of Communist affiliations often do not have all the facts concerning how the charges against them were brought about through the involvement of the FBI. Argues that to reveal the workings of the FBI would be to make it ineffectual in the fight against Communism.

  14. "MRA: Will It Master Communism?"
    Date: October 23, 1951
    Author: John McCook Roots
    Published for/in: Look
    Content: Explains the origin, purpose, and other details concerning Moral Rearmament (MRA), a cause started by Frank N.D. Buchman that stands opposed to and counteracts Communism.

  15. "These Days" (contains handwritten corrections, attached is a Western Union telegram asking the managing editor to kill the Solosky column and replace it with an alternative one called "The Dirty Thought")
    Date: June 7, 1954
    Author: George E. Sokolsky
    Published for/in: (?)
    Content: Denies that there is anything immoral in the relations between Senator Joseph McCarthy, Roy Cohn, and David Schine.

  16. "How Big Can a Lie Get: Another Typical Example of Milwaukee Journal Dishonesty" (two copies)
    Date: (?)
    Author: (?)
    Published for/in: (?)
    Content: Features a copy of a Milwaukee editorial which claims that McCarthy made up statistics concerning the amount of ammunition the Army dumped in the ocean in 1945 sandwiched between two letters which verify the original statistics McCarthy gave.


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