Nov. 22, 1961 - Dr. Harry N. Rivlin, acting president of City College, said today he would not object if the Eugene V. Debs Club, a student organization, invited Black Muslim leader Malcolm X (pictured) to speak at the college. Malcolm X, who spoke at City College last year, was barred from Queens College on Oct. 17. Nine days later, the Administrative Council of the City University announced a ban on Communist speakers. The Debs club plans to invite Malcolm X to appear Dec.
Nov. 19, 1961 - President Kennedy’s comment on the “discordant voices of extremism” in his speech at the Hollywood Palladium last night produced a sharp reaction today from three members of the John Birch Society. The critics were Representatives John H. Rousselot and Edgar W. Hiestand, both California Republicans, and Paul H. Talbert (pictured right with actor Adolph Menjou), Beverly Hills real estate broker, who is a member of the national council of the Society. “The speec
Nov. 19, 1961 - Ultraconservatives will hold a “National Indignation Convention” next Wednesday night in the Memorial Auditorium in Dallas. The convention is being supported by the John Birch Society. Announcements of the rally were attached to bulletins of the society sent to news media. Similar conventions have been held in other parts of the country. One announced purpose of the gathering is to protest the sale of military materials by the U.S. to Communist nations and the
Nov. 16, 1961 - Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman (right) said today that agriculture was this country’s “strongest deterrent” to the spread of communism. He said he became convinced of this on his recent world trade trip. In many areas, he said, American capacity to produce food surpluses was looked upon by the people as a much greater accomplishment than Soviet space successes or this country’s great industrial capacity. Mr. Freeman said that people almost everywh
Nov. 4, 1961 - The Shah of Iran, Mohammed Riza Pahlevi (pictured with his wife, Queen Farah Diba, and their son, Crown Prince Reza), called today for a partnership of the U.S. and Iran to transform Iran into a showplace for the non-Communist world. The Shah warned that the new 20-year program of the Soviet Communist party confronted the world with a new challenge. “Even if this plan is only 50 percent fulfilled, the world will be faced with a new Communist society,” he declar
Oct. 10, 1961 - Fifty thousand Soviet combat troops and ten thousand Polish troops have arrived in Communist East Germany to take part in Warsaw Pact maneuvers near the West German border. An undisclosed number of Czechoslovakian troops have also arrived in the southern part of East Germany. The Polish and Soviet units include paratroopers and other airborne troops. The Poles brought tanks, artillery, at least 650 trucks, and enough field kitchens to provide meals for three d